Photos from the 2013 Oakland Marathon

Chris Mocko at the Oakland Marathon 2013

 

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:

Chris Mocko at the Oakland Marathon 2013

 

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.

 

Shiniji Nakadai at the Oakland Marathon

 

This is the top female finisher, Devon Yanko.  Also an ultramarathoner, she set a new women’s course record (by 10 minutes!) with a finishing time of 2:47:24.Devon Yanko at the Oakland Marathon 2013

Devon Yanko at the Oakland Marathon 2013

Here’s Penelope MacPhail, in the braids, who finished 4th overall for females with a time of 3:16:17.Caitlin Smith and other runners at the Oakland Marathon 2013

The woman in bib #939 was Caitlin Smith, who finished 2nd among females with a time of 2:56:14.Penelope MacPhail and other runners at the Oakland Marathon 2013

This is Monica Zhuang, who chose to run the relay this year with team Runners Unchained.Monica Zhuang at the Oakland Marathon 2013

I loved the coordination that this guy, Adam Kittler had in his outfit.Pink glasses and shoes guy at the Oakland Marathon 2013Hawaiian shirt guy!  Dennis Lefbom. Hawaiian Shirt Guy at the Oakland Marathon 2013

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