New record times set in Colfax Marathon and half marathon

Half marathon winners get $1,000

DENVER - New record times were set in the Colfax Marathon and half marathon Sunday in Denver.

The new marathon course record was set by Abraham Rutto, with a time of 2:24:34, race organizers tweeted.

Nicole Chyr broke her own event record to win women's marathon in 2:57:18, organizers tweeted.

The new half marathon men's event record was set by Daniel Kipkoech, with a time of 1:04:54, according to @runcolfax. That beat the record set last year by Patrick Rizzo by more than three minutes.

The event awards a $1,000 prize to runners who set a new event record in the men's and women's half marathon -- and an additional $1,000 for setting a new state record.