Tampa Runners Sweep Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Sunday

Tyler Wasieleski and Megan Curham, who both have ties to Tampa, were the winners in this year’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon presented by MISFIT.

2018 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon – Female Winner Megan Curham ©Disney

Wasieleski, who grew up in Tampa and now lives Union City, Calif., cruised to victory and nearly set a race record, finishing in 1:11:48, one second off the fastest time ever. He finished nearly a minute ahead of second-place finisher Samuel Fazioli of Salem, N.H., (1:12:34) and more than seven minutes in front of Roger Hildago of Auburndale, Fla., who was third (1:19:00).

Curham, who grew up in New Jersey but now lives in Tampa, was hoping to test her endurance ahead of the Dopey Challenge – running the 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January. She won the Wine & Dine 10K on Saturday before easily becoming the first female finisher across the finish line in Sunday’s race. She crossed the finish line in 1:19:59 – almost 10 minutes faster than Amanda Beal of Ellicott City, Md., who was second (1:29:09) and Valery Perry of Oviedo, Fla., who was third (1:29:26).

Following the race on Sunday, thousands of runners attended the Post-Race Party at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon capped an action-packed weekend of races that also included a 5K and Kids Races, plus a health and fitness expo. In all, nearly 35,000 runners participated in events during the weekend.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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