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America's Finest City

Sunday August 16th, 2020
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 1:02:35 DANIEL MESFUN TEKLEBRHAN 31 FLAGSTAFF
2nd Male 1:02:39 DOMINIC KORIR 26 COLORADO SPRINGS
3rd Male 1:03:59 BRENDAN GREGG 30 DAVIS
4th Male 1:06:11 NICO MONTANEZ 25 MAMMOTH LAKES
Female 1:13:45 MISAKI HAYASHIDA 23 MINATO
2nd Female 1:15:09 SHIORI YANO 24 MINATO
3rd Female 1:16:58 OBSIE BIRRU 30 PHOENIX
4th Female 1:18:33 NATASHA LABEAUD ANZURES 32 SAN DIEGO
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:17:23 JEFF TOMASZEWSKI 44 CORONADO
M 50-59 1:24:28 JIM ZOLDY 57 GOSHEN
M 60-69 1:38:27 GARRETT DALESSANDRO 61 CALIFON
M 70+ 1:48:05 ANDREW SUOZZO 73 SAN DIEGO
F 40-49 1:24:37 CHRISTY AISH 42 EVERGREEN
F 50-59 1:43:39 AMY RAPPAPORT 58 CALIFON
F 60-69 1:53:05 MARIAT FERNANDEZ 66 BONITA
F 70+ 2:35:22 BARBARA FRYER 73 LA JOLLA
America's Finest City

AMERICA’S FINEST CITY HALF MARATHON ALL-TIME BEST PERFORMANCES

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

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

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