Thousands of runners ran the California International Marathon (CIM) from Folsom to the Capitol Steps this past Sunday. Canadian Dylan Wykes won the 28th CIM with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, and 39 seconds. Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes, and 13 seconds.
Along with the thousands of runners there were just as many individual stories of courage and determination. There were runners representing various running teams from California and from all over the world. There were also teams representing Men, Women and Coed teams as well as Corporate, Family, Health Club, High School, Military, Open, Police/Fire and Running Club teams.
Runners began the race in Folsom at 7 in the morning and runners were still racing towards the finish line at the West Steps of the Capitol 5 hours later. This pictorial shows some of the thousands of determined runners. Judging by some of the tee shirts runners wore, many had also participated at other marathons in the United States.
Thousands of spectators cheered from beginning to end and in some cases family members and friends ran alongside the runners cheering them on. I saw several friends in the marathon but missed others that also ran.
(Finish line minutes before runners began to cross)
(Canadian Dylan Wykes winning the CIM with a time of 2:12:39)
(Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba about to win the women’s CIM with a time of 2:32:13)
(CIM began in Folsom but this guy was not an escapee)
(Team runner Lindsay Martinez )
(Team Coast Guard)
1 – Dylan Wykes rounding corner to finish line, 2 – Ukranian Andriy Toptun about to finish second at 2:12:50
3 – Ethiopian Tesfaye Alemayehu (2:13:59) and Kenyan Joseph Mutinda (2:14:09) about to come in 3rd and 4th
4 – Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba down the home stretch to win the Women’s CIM with a time of 2:32:13 36
All other photos leading to finish line