February 21, 2024
Chris Frias of Ventura leads the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sunday. Picture by Chris Stone

The twenty fifth Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon weekend concluded Sunday with two Southern California runners, one from San Diego, profitable the marquee occasion.

Chris Frias, of Ventura, got here out on high within the males’s marathon in a time of two:29:23, whereas Bonnie Keating, of San Diego, received the ladies’s occasion in 2:45:47.

On the lads’s facet, Sean O’Reilly of Chicago adopted Frias in 2:35:19, with Oscar Orozco of Valencia coming in third in 02:37:30.

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For the ladies, Dakota Bliler of Scottsdale completed second with a time of two:57:11, and Ali Tebbs of Coronado got here in third in 2:58.

Within the half marathon, Kibrom Elias of San Diego led all males with a time of 1:05:07, whereas Zoe Baker of Golden completed first on the ladies’s facet in 1:15:59.

For the lads, A. Ribeiro of Reno got here in second in 1:06:49, with Spencer Johnson of San Diego sizzling on his heels, ending simply seven seconds later.

On the ladies’s facet, Ashley Litoff of Louisville adopted Baker in 1:17:18, with Hilary Heskett of Tucson coming in third with a time of 1:17:31.

The marathon and half marathon started at 6:15 a.m. Sunday with the beginning line at Sixth Avenue and Quince Avenue at Balboa Park with a End Line Competition at Waterfront Park.

Greater than 20,000 runners and 100,000 spectators had been anticipated to end up this weekend for the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and festivities.

The annual working collection launched in San Diego in 1998, the primary of a now nationwide collection. Proceeds from the races profit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The course document of two:08:33 was set in 1999 by Kenya’s Philip Tarus. In 2015, Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, accomplished the marathon on the age of 92 years, 65 days, turning into the oldest girl to finish a marathon.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.

Up to date 5:30 p.m. June 4, 2023