Runners with native connections gained the lads’s and ladies’s marathons Sunday as opponents wended their method by means of metropolis streets for the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and half-marathon.
Runners – 22,000 registered for the occasion – set out on a path from Balboa Park that moved all through Mid-Metropolis neighborhoods earlier than heading to Mission Bay and again towards the downtown end close to Waterfront Park.
Kellen Blumberg gained the lads’s marathon in 2:28:19, whereas Bonnie Axman gained on the ladies’s aspect in a time of two:48:38.
“My dad and mom did this race 15 years in the past and I at all times wished to return again and do it myself,” Blumberg stated. “That is my first time working Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego and I’m glad I acquired the win.”
Axman has positioned among the many prime finishers in different Southern California races, together with a win on the Lengthy Seashore Marathon final 12 months. In response to worldathletics.org, she additionally gained the Newport Seashore Orange County Marathon two years in a row, 2014-15 and completed second within the Carlsbad Marathon in 2016.
Within the males’s marathon, Ryo Furukawa (Los Angeles) was second with a time of two:28:56 and Benjamin Freeman (New York Metropolis) adopted, ending in 2:36:10.
Within the ladies’s marathon, Katya Olivares (Zapopan, Mexico) got here in second with a time of three:00:32 and Ali Tebbs of Coronado took third in 3:08:10.
Within the half marathon, San Diegans completed within the two prime males’s spots.
Reid Buchanan gained, in a time of 1:04:01. Wan Received was second with a time of 1:04:57 and Rene Ortiz (Rio Verde, Mexico) adopted in 1:05:02.
Within the ladies’s half marathon, Jane Bareikis (Crestwood, Unwell.) was the winner with a remaining time of 1:14:48, with Nina Zarina (Arlington, Va.) ending in second with a time of 1:15:56, and Valerie Sanchez of Los Angeles coming in third in 1:17:14.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon returned to its conventional June race date this weekend, simply seven months after the 2021 occasion, which was rescheduled as a result of pandemic.
Already trying ahead to subsequent 12 months? Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon weekend is ready for June 3-4, 2023.