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Runners compete in Paso Robles Harvest Marathon 

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Marathon results

Brazilian runner Joao Theoto Junior, 54, won the Paso Robles Harvest Marathon Sunday with a time of 2:56.  Runner up was Alex Ho, 30, of San Francisco with a time of 2:57. Ho won the race in 2012 with a time of 3:01. Among the women, Sarah Moore, 30, of Aliso Viejo won with a time of 3:15. Local finishers included Joe Mays, 44, Rick Treinen, 45, Guillermo Rios, 54, all of Paso Robles, Jeffery Kahler, 46, of Atascadero, and Brian Hoey, 34, of Cayucos.

There were 59 runners in the full 26.2-mile marathon. The 30 men and 19 women ranged in age from 21 to 69-years old. All race course began and ended at Le Vigne Winery on Buena Vista Dr. in Paso Robles and offered beautiful views of  vineyards and countryside during grape harvesting season time. The marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier and all races were sanctioned by the USA Track & Field.

Half marathon results

In the 13.1-mile half marathon, Mohammed Abed of Los Angeles beat the field of 225 runners with a time of 1:22. Courtney Webster, 29, Palo Alto won among women with a time of 1:42. The participants ranged in age from 16 to 60-years old. Many local runners participated. 

5k race results

marathon results

Alex Ho took second place in the 2013 marathon.

The 5k race was won by Maggie Carley, 29, of Portola Valley in 17 minutes and 22 seconds. Michael Zynda, 28, of Los Angeles was the top male finisher with a time of 20:20. There were 103 participants ranging in age from 9 to 70-years-old.

Click here for all race results

The Paso Robles High School Athletic Boosters hosted the 4th annual event this year with the help of The Rotary Club of Paso Robles, the event’s creator and former host. The boosters merged the event with the Paso Robles High School Athletic Boosters annual Wine Vine Run.

Participants made several positive comments on the race: “Beautiful course! Thanks for the great run and last minute registration this morning!”, “Sunrise over the vines? Epic! Thank you!”, “The race was awesome.”

The day’s events included a full marathon, half marathon and a 5k run. All proceeds from the event benefit the Paso Robles High School Athletic Department. Athletic Director Tom Harrington said, “We have almost 700 student-athletes at Paso Robles High School and budget cuts in the past few years have made it difficult to keep our programs going. Our goal is to help students learn the skills necessary to succeed in life. The Paso Robles Harvest Marathon will contribute to helping us achieve that goal”.

See general information at the event’s website, www.pasoroblesmarathon.com.

 

 

 

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