A scenic January race along the coastline of Southern California, the 25th edition of the Carlsbad Marathon and Half took place Sunday in northern San Diego County. The course ran for several miles on the Coast Highway overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The marathon was won by Newton-sponsored Fernando Cabada in a time of 2:18:14, a minute faster than Tekeste Nekatibebe. The women’s marathon was won by Mary Akor in 2:41:24.
The men’s half marathon was won by Yonas Mebrehatu in 1:05:14, with Simegn Abnet Yeshanbel winning the women’s half in 1:12:23.
Here are photos from the day, taken by Rich Cruse: