The 10th annual Mesa Marathon is officially underway on Sunday and we now await the finishers. The race was canceled last year due to COVID-19 and is back. It got underway at 6:30 a.m. MT and the first finishers crossed the finish line a little after 8:45 a.m. MT
We’ll update this with results for the men’s and women’s marathon as well as the men’s and women’s half marathon. We’ll include winners and top-finishing Americans in the various races.
J.J. Santana finished first overall and first among men with a time of 2:16:49. Abdulmuhsen Alali finished second with a time of 2:19:17. Fermin Villagran finished third with a time of 2:24:35.
Jessica McClain took home first place in the women’s marathon. She finished with a time of 2:33:34. Shannon Smith finished second with a time of 2:43:57 and Abbie Tuomi finished third with a time of 2:48:21.
In the half marathon, the men’s top three were Jacob Thomson (1:02:25), Tsegay Tuemay (1:02:28), and Kiya Dandena (1:02:29). The women’s top three were Molly Seidel (1:10:06), Jeralyn Poe (1:10:51), and Sarah Sellers (1:11:39).