My BEST Runs Fastest Half Marathon (men)
America's Finest City

Sunday August 18th, 2019
San Diego, California
Distance: Half Marathon · 5K

America's Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, point-to-point course. The race starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of Point Loma with its world-renowned vistas of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, follows scenic San Diego Bay and Harbor Island along the Embarcadero to the Star of India, winds through downtown San Diego and finishes in beautiful Balboa Park.

In 1978, as the original running boom was about to take off, then San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson thought that it would be a good idea to have a running event as a part of the “America’s Finest City Week” celebration, which took place each August. The annual AFC Week began in 1972 after the Republican Party pulled its Convention from San Diego and moved it to Miami.

The event is now owned by Neil Finn Sports Management, managed by In Motion Inc., and benefits the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the Spreckels Organ Society.

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displays approximate race location · San Diego CA 92101

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Bob Anderson
One of the best half marathons in Southern California
Race Date: 08/18/2019 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 01:00:03 KUNAL CHATKARA 24 Vista
2nd Male 01:02:35 DANIEL MESFUN TEKLEBRHAN 31 Flagstaff
3rd Male 01:02:39 DOMINIC KORIR 26 Colorado Springs
Division Time Name Age Home
America's Finest City


Men NELSON OYUGI (KEN) 1:01:59 Year 2013

Woman BELAINESH GEBRE (ETH) 1:10:27 Year 2010

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