UPDATE, 9:35 a.m.: Modesto’s Jon Olsen, 42, won the Modesto Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes and 14 seconds.
Jesus Campos, 32, finished second in 2:34:20 and Guannan Li, 34, finished third in 2:36:53.
It’s Olsen’s third Modesto Marathon victory.
In 2010, he won in 2:43:44 and in 2011 he won in 2:39.44. His fastest time was in a second-place finish to Campos in 2013. Campos finished that race in 2:26:54, still a men’s record for the race, and Olsen in 2:27:36.
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In addition to his previous wins, Olsen has finished runner-up twice, while Campos has won twice and finished second twice.
Qian Zhu, 34, of Mountain View, won the women’s race in 2:49:25.
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Below is video of Olsen crossing the finish line and a nice interview he had with our Joe Cortez. He crosses the line at about 14 minutes, 40 seconds into the video. The interview is a few minutes later.
UPDATE, 8:30 a.m.: Benjamin Madrigal, 29, of Madera, won the Modesto Half-Marathon on Sunday in a time of 1:15:27. Bihama Vedaste (1:16:21), 26, of San Jose, was second followed by Eric Loveland, 27, of Fresno, at 1:16:50.
In the women’s half, Ramona Sanchez, 39, of Sparks, Nev., finished first in 1:19:59. She was followed by Santa Barbara’s Jill Deering, 33, who finished in 1:20:04, and Ripon’s Tiffany McBroom, 29, who finished in 1:24:47.
Madrigal’s time was off the record of 1:09:54 set by Ivan Medina of Hayward in 2015. However, Sanchez became the first women’s half-marathoner in race history to break 1:20:00.
Justin Nieves, 18, of Modesto, won the men’s 5-kilometer race in 18:06 and Sienna Espinoza, 17, of Salida, won the women’s race in 21:43.
Here is Facebook Live video below. The first is following the half-marathon races, where Joe Cortez talks to the winners. The first interview with Madrigal starts at about 8:20 in, followed by his interview with women’s winner Sanchez at 18 minutes in.
Update, 7 a.m.: The eighth annual Modesto Marathon got off to a great start early Sunday morning.
Take a look at the start, and check back on our Facebook page for more live updates from our Joe Cortez. He’ll have the start of the 5K race as well as the finishes of both the half- and full marathon. Our Andy Alfaro also will have live posts from the field.
We also will be adding photos to this story throughout the morning.
Check back after the races for full coverage of the day.
The below videos are of runners early in the race, the start of the marathon and half-marathon, the start of the 5K and video of out in west Modesto between Miles 8 and 9.