I stood out on Telegraph Avenue at about 7:45am to see the first runners come through. People were still setting up their unofficial water station and a few sort of hungover guys were starting to erect their giant wooden sign for their friend whose name and nickname I can no longer remember. It started with an “E” though.
2012 winner Chris Mocko was way out in front at this point:
Runners Shinji Nakadai, Osamu Tada, and Rob Nachtwey were clustered maybe 30 seconds to a minute behind at this point. It turns out that these three would become the top 3 overall finishers. These three started closing in on Mocko by mile 10 and eventually pulled ahead at mile 14. Chris Mocko pulled off with an injury. Shinji Nakadai has a few ultras under his belt and apparently thought that he had run the race too conservatively. Shinji Nakadai ended up finishing with a time of 2:37:29, followed by Rob Nachtwey at 2:40:14 and Osamu Tada at 2:42:56. Chris Mocko still ended up finishing 7th overall, with a time of 2:56:13.