Fernando Cabada (2:18:14) finished ahead of nearly 1,100 runners to win the 25th annual Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon along the coast of southern California.
It was the second fastest men’s time in the event’s history.
Tekeste Nekatibebe secured second with a time of 2:19:52.
Teklu Deneke (2:21:02) took third.
For the women, it was Mary Akor (2:41:24) winning with ease.
In her last chance to qualify for the U.S. trials, runner-up Bonnie Aaxman Keating (2:44:05) set a personal best by 70 seconds and 55 seconds faster than the time she needed to beat.
Abby Dean finished a distance third at 2:50:16.
In a race decided by a second, Yonas Mebrehatu (1:05:14) managed to hold off Soufiane Bouchikhi (1:05:15) to win the Carlsbad Half Marathon.
More than 5,800 others runners completed the course.
Just 17 seconds off the lead in third was Malcom Richards (1:05:31).
For the women, it was a similarly tight race between winner Simegn Abnet Yeshanbel (1:12:23) and runner-up Serkaelm Abrha (1:12:24).
Heather Lieberg repeated in third finishing with a time of 1:14:16.