Jason Gutierrez from Bogota, Columbia Coasts to Marathon victory in 2:19:41 Lindsay Nelson from Chico, CA Wins Women’s Marathon in 2:45:08
October 18, 2010
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Jason Gutierrez from Bogota, Columbia Coasts to Marathon victory in 2:19:41
Lindsay Nelson from Chico, CA Wins Women’s Marathon in 2:45:08
Long Beach, CA – Around 24,000 participated in the 2010 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon events this past weekend that included the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 26.2 Mile Bike Tour, Run Forrest Run 5K and Aquarium of the Pacific One-Mile Kids Run.
Twenty-six year old Jason Gutierrez from Bogota, Columbia (currently residing in Anaheim, CA) coasted to victory in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds in the 26th Long Beach International City Bank Marathon. The time is more than six minutes faster than last year’s winning time and is the fastest finishing time since for the event since 2002. Last year, Gutierrez led the field until Mile 22, but then had to drop our because of cramps.
Gutierrez was battling Peter Omae of Kenya through 20 miles. Starting at Mile 21, Gutierrez widened his lead, and eventually pulled away. Peter Omae finished second with a time of 2:22:49. Last year’s winner, Eli Rodriguez, from Long Beach, CA, was running for the RUN Racing Team finished third at 2:25:44.
In the women’s marathon, twenty-five year old Lindsay Nelson from Chico, CA won in 2:45:08. She pulled away from the women’s field from the start of the race and was over 22 minutes ahead of the next women’s finisher. It was a personal-best and under the 2:46 mark needed to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Trials. It was also her first marathon victory. The winning time was more than five minutes faster than last year’s winner Cheryl Smith (2:50.18)
Ilyce Shugall from San Francisco, CA, finished second in 3:07.32 and Leng Klukken, from Huntington Beach, CA finished third in 3:07:51
In the men’s half marathon, the RUN Racing Team swept the field taking the top 3 places. Charlie Serrano from Simi Valley, CA, won in 1:05:11. Second place went to Nick Mosey from Long Beach, CA in 1:07:59. Tim Aukshunas from Orange, CA, was third in 1:08:14.
Teyba Naser from Albuquerque, MN, finished first in the women’s half marathon in 1:11:35. Mary Akor (age 34) from Hawthorne, CA, finished second in 1:17:46, and Angie Voight from La Jolla, CA, finished third in 1:23:42.
This year, the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon had a combined 13,295 finishers. In 2009, Long Beach was the 10th largest Full and Half Marathon combined race in the nation.
Jason Gutierez, Anaheim, CA, Age 26, $1500 2:19:41
Peter Omae, Albuquerque, NM, Age 32, $1000 2:22:48
Edwin Romero, Anaheim, CA, Age 23, $500 2:25:44
Masters Men (40+)
Zack Nyambaso, Albuquerque, NM, Age 43, $500 2:33:18
Andrew Musuva, Santa Fe, NM, Age 40, $250 2:35:02
Jose Ortiz, Gardena, CA, Age 47, $100 2:41:28
Lindsey Nelson, Roseville, CA, Age 25, $1500 2:45:08
Ilyce Shugall, San Francisco, CA, Age 36, $1000 3:07:32
Leng Klukken, Huntington Beach, CA, Age 39, $500 3:07:51
Masters Women (40+)
Rosalva Bonilla, Big Bear City, CA, Age 47, $500 3:15:04
Sharon Stubler, Minnetonka, MN, Age 45, $250 3:18:33
Iris Peoples, Long Beach, CA, Age 48, $100 3:18:50
2010 Half Marathon Results:
Charlie Serrano, Simi Valley, CA, Age 26, $500 1:05:11
Nick Mosey, Long Beach, CA, Age 23, $250 1:07:59
Tim Aukshunas, Orange, CA, Age 25, $100 1:08:14
Teyba Naser, Albuquerque, MN, Age 24, $500 1:11:35
Mary Akor, Hawthorne, CA, Age 34, $250 1:17:46
Angie Voight, La Jolla, CA, Age 33, $100 1:23:42
About RUN Racing: Led by Olympic Gold Medalist Bob Seagren, RUN Racing specializes exclusively in the development, management and implementation of endurance, health, fitness and special events. RUN Racing events include the OC Marathon held in May; the Pacific Open Water Festivals held in June and August; the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon held in October; the Dana Point Turkey Trot 10K & 5K held on Thanksgiving Day and the LA County Half Marathon held in December. “Follow RUN Racing on Twitter for event information (@RUNRacing) and find The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon on Facebook for interactive event information (Long Beach International City Bank Marathon)”