PHOTO GALLERY & RESULTS: Santa Barbara Marathon

PHOTO GALLERY INTRO:?Race winners at Saturday’s Santa Barbara International Marathon were Peter Kemboi and Elisa Karhu in the full, and Aaron Sharp and Jill Himlan in the half.

Kemboi’s winning time was 2 hours, 32 minutes and eight seconds. Karhu’s mark of 2:42.42 lowered the event record in the women’s race for the second year in a row. Karhu bested the previous record by almost six minutes.

The half-marathon’s winning times were 1:07:47 from Sharp and 1:22:15 from Himlan.

All of the running photos are taken during the “Veteran’s Mile,” the final distance to the finish line from Shoreline Park.

By the numbers, the marathon attracted 1,092 runners for the full-length course and 2,516 for the half. Each race finished at Santa Barbara City College after beginning in different locations in Goleta. The 26.2-mile course started at Dos Pueblos High School while the the 13.1-mile version began at the Page Youth Center.

RESULTS: Overall Full * Overall Half?* Relay

A moment of stoke caught on tape courtesy of xxxx

A moment of stoke caught on tape courtesy of Stephen Stowe

Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

Somewhere out there this photographer is on the other end of Rob Frey’s GoPro camera. That’s all I have to say about that.

Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

Every runner was handed an American Flag for the final stretch of the course called the Veterans Mile.

Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

The runners aren’t the only ones getting a workout. A marathon is a serious spectator sport.

Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

Part of the Veterans Day celebrations included a flyover by vintage fighter planes.

Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

Power 106 on-air personality Krystal Bee

Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

Women’s Half-Marathon champion Jill Himlan

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Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

This competitor flashes a smile near the finish line. Others weren’t so happy at that moment.

Santa Barbara International Marathon Photo Gallery

A half-marathon runner shows genuine surprise for how fast marathon winner Peter Kemboi flies past her near the finish line.

The marathon owes part of its success to dozens of enthusiastic volunteers who help support the athletes on the course and after the race.

The marathon owes part of its success to dozens of enthusiastic volunteers who help support the athletes on the course and after the race.

Product vendors like Eternal Water and Caveman Foods added to the festivities

Product vendors like Eternal Water and Caveman Foods added to the festivities

Comments

  1. Nice shots! I also took a bunch of photos that I put up for people’s perusal here:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.702384626455699.1073741825.158313764196124&type=1

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