File photo of the OC Marathon/YouTube.
File photo of the OC Marathon/YouTube.

Jose Madera of Santa Ana was the men’s winner in Sunday’s 13th annual OC Marathon, while McKale Montgomery of Chandler, Arizona was the women’s winner in the race from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa.

The 25-year-old Madera completed the 26-mile, 385-yard course in two hours, 31 minutes, 44 seconds. Juan Paredes of Los Angeles was second in 2:34:15. Sean Watson of Rolling Hills Estates finished third in 2:34:43. Nineteen other men completed the race in under three hours.

Montgomery, 32, was timed in 2:54:40. Kimberly Hicks of Vista was second in 3:02.48. Bessy Leszczynski of San Diego finished third in 3:10.

The race began in front of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, then went through Corona del Mar and the Newport Harbor area.

The runners then entered Costa Mesa, passing the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, going around the South Coast Plaza and through Segerstrom High School.

The course continued for one mile in Santa Ana, then turned onto the Santa Ana River Trail for 1.5 miles, exiting at the Gisler foot bridge to run through the Mesa Verde neighborhoods and then the “Bird Streets.”  The race ended at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.

–City News Service

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