On Sunday, more than 6,100 elite and recreational runners from 46 states and 19 countries participated in the 40th edition of the America’s Finest City Half Marathon and AFC 5K in San Diego. The 13.1-mile course starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma and then travels along the scenic San Diego Bay before winding through the downtown area and finishing near the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.
Out of the 6,100 participants, three men: David Parker (67), Gordy Adsit (63), and Jerry Albert (80) have run all 40 editions of the AFC Half. It was also Parker’s 100th half-marathon finish.
On the elite side, Boniface Kongin of Kenya was first across the finish line, winning the half marathon in 1:03:25, just two seconds ahead of runner-up, Kenyan Dominic Korir. Kenyan Diana Kipyokei led the women’s race wire-to-wire, capturing the women’s crown in 1:11:02, more than a minute over defending champion and countrywomen Jane Kibii (1:12:20).
Photos: Rich Cruse