Truckee runner cracks top 20 in elite marathon |

Truckee runner cracks top 20 in elite marathon

Truckee’s Nathan Bristow ran even-paced all the way en route to a 19th-place finish at the 24th annual California International Marathon Sunday in Sacramento.

Bristow, 26, completed the 26.2-mile distance from Folsom Dam to the California State Capitol in downtown Sacramento in a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 42 seconds (chip time) to crack the top 20 in an event that attracted some 5,000 entries. A total of 3,789 runners finished the race on a clear day that saw temperatures in the low 30s when the gun sounded at 7 a.m.

Bristow came by the midway mark of the race in 1:12:42 and didn’t slow down noticeably the rest of the way, as he ran 1:13 over the last half. His overall pace was 5:34 per mile. His overall time is not far away from qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon ” which will be held Nov. 3 in New York City ” 2:20:00 is the A (or automatic) standard and 2:22:00 is the B standard.

Jonathan Ndambuki of Kenya and Santa Fe, N.M., won in 2:14:56 with a sprint to the finish against the runner-up, Kassohad Kabiso of Ethiopia.

A number of other Truckee and North Shore runners finished the race on Sunday.

Among those, 33-year-old Tim Hammill finished 471st overall with a time of 3:16:05; Michael Barna, 49, ran 3:30:14; and Anna Thrasher, 41, finished 1,036th in 3:34:46. All three are Truckee residents.

Note: Bristow, who ran collegiately at U.C. Davis, has been on a roll over the past couple of months, having won the Tahoe Marathon 10K on Sept. 30, then came back two weeks later to finish second at the Humboldt Redwoods Half-Marathon in an impressive 1:10:53.

1161, Peter Broomhall, Incline Village, 3:39:17

2222, Megan beckam, Truckee, 4:12:00

2739, Janine Capra, Truckee, 4:31:30

3161, Irene Kerber, Tahoe City, 4:52:12

3250, Glen Harrelson, Incline Village, 4:58:52

3352, Teresa Rensch, Truckee, 5:01:08

3353, Lindsay Anzelc, Truckee, 5:01:10

3402, Heidi Blide, Truckee, 5:14:01

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