Meb beats Hall in Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon
Olympian Meb Keflezighi won the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half
Marathon in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds on Sunday for his second
consecutive victory in his adopted hometown.
He beat fellow Olympian Ryan Hall, who struggled because of
plantar fasciitis in his left foot and finished in 1:05:39.
Keflezighi and Hall also finished 1-2 in the U.S. Olympic
New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith won the women’s half marathon in
1:08:37, a time that would have placed her seventh among the
Nixon Machichim of Kenya broke away with a little over two miles
remaining and won the men’s marathon in 2:10:03. Russia’s Alevtina
Ivanova also made a late burst and won the women’s marathon in
2:27:44. The men’s and women’s marathon champions each earned