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Carlsbad Marathon & Half - coastal course

Marathon results

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.


Top 10 Men

1 Fernando CABADA 2:18:14
2 Tekeste NEKATIBEBE 2:19:52
3 Teklu DENEKE 2:21:02
4 Mario MACIAS 2:26:15
5 David CHEPKWONY 2:29:58
6 Robert HILTON 2:46:53
7 Ezra BECKER 2:50:42
8 David BERARD 2:51:32
9 Chris TOEPFER 2:55:05
10 Daniel ROBIN 2:55:19

Top 10 Women

1 Mary AKOR 2:41:24
2 Bonnie Aaxman KEATING 2:44:05
3 Abby DEAN 2:50:16
4 Jane ROTICH 2:53:59
5 Maija HITCHINGS 2:56:20
6 Camille SHIFLETT 2:58:25
7 Dani STEINBACHER 2:58:57
8 Kimberly MUELLER 3:04:26
9 Jennifer BAYLISS 3:04:59
10 Mackenzie GRIMMER 3:10:28

Complete Results

Half Marathon results

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.

Top 10 Men

1 Yonas MEBREHATU 1:05:14
2 Soufiane BOUCHIKHI 1:05:15
3 Malcom RICHARDS 1:05:31
4 Isaiah SAMOEI 1:06:24
5 Jose MADERA 1:06:33
6 Peter CHEBII 1:07:00
7 Isaac CHEVEZ 1:07:25
8 Ethan SHAW 1:08:09
9 Sean GILDEA 1:08:48
10 Joey NUNES 1:09:20

Top 10 Women

1 Simegn Abnet YESHANBEL 1:12:23
2 Serkaelm ABRHA 1:12:24
3 Heather LIEBERG 1:14:16
4 Belianesh GEBRE 1:15:51
5 Jenny KADAVY 1:17:34
6 Kara LUBIENIECKI 1:19:22
7 Kristin SWISHER 1:19:24
8 Heather JACKSON 1:20:38
9 Amy HALSETH 1:20:49
10 Allison MAXSON 1:20:52

Complete Results

Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon