Henry Lelei (1:06:36.1) came in just seconds ahead of Stanley Boen (1:06:40.1) and more than 1,500 other runners to win the Dallas Running Club Half Marathon around White Rock Lake in Texas.
Boen cut almost a minute and a half from his third-place finish a year ago.
Started in 1976, the USATF certified race is one of the oldest half marathons in the U.S.
Last year’s runner-up Ben Chesang took third with a time of 1:08:08.7.
For the women, it was Ingrid Mollenkopf (1:16:15) coming in comfortably ahead of the field.
She finished second in 2012.
Jane Rotich earned runner-up honors with a time of 1:20:27.1.
Rounding out the top three was Lauren Versweyveld at 1:21:24.0.
She finished fifth a year ago.