The 30th California International Marathon was a soggy one as runners braved rain and winds. Here's a chronology of the race.
9:52 am: Americans Daniel Tapia, Alisha Williams win California International Marathon
Americans Daniel Tapia and Alisha Williams are the winners of the 30th California International Marathon.
Tapia, a member of the elite team of the Sacramento Running Association, which puts on the race, broke away from what was left of the lead pack in the last two miles to become the first American man to win the event since 1999.
Williams was scheduled to run the New York City Marathon last month and joined the CIM field after New York was cancelled. A full-time financial analyst, she is the first American woman to win CIM since 2000.
Both ran through consistent and at times driving rains that pelted the Folsom-to-Sacramento course.
Official times were not immediately available.
9:04 am: Sacramento elite runner Danny Tapia among leaders
And then there were three. Danny Tapia, a member of the elite team of the SRA, which puts on the marathon, is in the lead with Ethiopia's Tesfaye Alemayehu and Kenya's Christopher Kipyego.
Tapia, a former standout at UC Santa Cruz, appears to be pushing the pace and trying to grind out the final three miles of the race.
The runners will finish at Ninth and Capitol.
8:43 am: American Sean Houseworth leads pack at mile 19
The lead pack is dwindling approaching mile 19. American Sean Houseworth is at the head of the pack.
Daniel Tapia, a member of the Sacramento Running Association's elite team, is also in the main pack of about seven runners.
Others include Ethiopians Tesfaye Alemayehu and Teklu Deneke, Christopher Kipyego, Jeffrey Eggleston and Jason Ordway.
The runners have had to navigate some large puddles but little serious street flooding along the course.
8:18 am: Runners pass the halfway mark as rain intensifies
Just past the halfway mark the men's lead pack is holding together. The lead runners appeared to pass the halfway point in about 1 hour, 8 minutes and 20 seconds.
Mario Macias took a 15-to-20 meter lead in the first half but that gap has closed. American Daniel Tapia is also in the lead group. Rain is falling heavier than at the start.
The lead pack still includes 11 runners. One ran the first half in a beanie hat and just tossed it aside on the street. Passing a series of storefronts along Fair Oaks Boulevard, there are very few specators along the route.
7:48: Women's lead pack forms just behind men's
A women's lead pack has formed a few minutes behind the men's. It includes Americans Clara Peterson and Alisha Williams, Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz, Simegn Yeshanbel and Natasha LaBeaud.
Nick Arciniaga continues to lead the men's lead pack, which still numbers nearly a dozen as it approaches the Fair Oaks Village.
7:34 am: Leaders running at about 4:58 pace
Near mile 6, a large pack of about a dozen runners is heading the California International Marathon. The lead pack just made the turn from Oak Avenue onto Fair Oaks Boulevard.
Leaders were running at about a 4:58 pace over the last three miles. Nick Arciniaga of Flagstaff, Ariz., has hovered at the front of the pack. Mario Macias and Benson Osoro are also near the front.
Heavy rain continues to fall on the runners. A few die-hard spectators are lining the course and volunteers staffing aid stations are wearing plastic sheets.
7:09 am: CIM off to a soggy start
Strong winds and rain buffeted the start line of the Folsom-to-Sacramento race shortly before it began at 7 a.m. Gusts had knocked down some mile markers along the first half of the course. Many marathoners headed to the start draped in plastic sheets or garbage bags.
Forecasts on the National Weather Service website called for winds of 20-23 mph with gusts of 25-28 mph, and nearly a half-inch of rain in Sacramento before noon. The race ends at Ninth Street and Capitol Mall.
Both the men's and women's elite fields are strong, but the weather today will make it a challenge for anyone to challenge the course records.
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