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San Diegans Axman, Blumberg Take Women’s, Men’s Top Spots at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

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A happy runner starts on Sunday as the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon starts near Balboa Park. Photo: Ryan Ward Bethke / RWB Multimedia)

Local runners won the men’s and women’s marathons on Sunday as competitors crossed the city streets for Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and half marathon.

The runners – 22,000 registered for the event – embarked on a trail from Balboa Park that moved through all of Mid-City neighborhoods before heading to Mission Bay and back to the downtown finish near Waterfront Park.

Kellen Bloomberg won the men’s marathon in 2:28:19, while Bonnie Axman won the women’s marathon with a time of 2:48:38.

“My parents made this fight 15 years ago and I always wanted to go back and do it myself,” Blumberg said. “This is my first time running Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego and I’m glad I got the win.”

Axman has been ranked among the top players in other Southern California races, including a win at Long Beach Marathon last year. According worldathletics.orgalso won the Newport Beach Orange County Marathon for two consecutive years, 2014-15 and finished second in the 2016 Carlsbad Marathon.

In the men’s marathon, Ryo Furukawa (Los Angeles) was second with a time of 2:28:56, followed by Benjamin Freeman (New York) who finished in 2:36:10.

In the women’s marathon, Katya Olivares (Zapopan, Mexico) came second with a time of 3:00:32 and Ali Tebbs from Coronado took third place with a time of 3:08:10.

In the half marathon, the San Diegans finished in the first two places of the men.

Reid Buchanan won, with a time of 1:04:01. Wan Won was second with a time of 1:04:57 and Rene Ortiz (Rio Verde, Mexico) followed with a time of 1:05:02.

In the women’s half marathon, Jane Bareikis (Crestwood, Ill.) Was the winner with a time of 1:14:48, with Nina Zarina (Arlington, Va.) Finishing second with a time of 1:15:56, and Valerie Sanchez from Los Angeles comes third in 1:17:14.

Rock ‘n’ Roll The marathon returned to the traditional race date of June this weekend, just seven months after the 2021 event, which was postponed due to the pandemic.

Are you already looking forward to next year? The weekend of the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon is set for June 3-4, 2023.

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