Hilary Corno of San Diego was the women's winner of Sunday's 28th annual Long Beach Marathon, while Dirian Lenin Bonilla Castro of Nicaragua was the men's winner.
Corno, 37, completed the 26-mile, 385-yard course in two hours, 55 minutes, 35 seconds. Jill Christ, a 30-year-old from Goleta, was second among the women in 3:04:18.
Castro, 25, topped the men's field in 2:36:16, 47 seconds ahead of runner-up Ricardo Ramirez, a 40-year-old from Sun Valley.
The course began on Shoreline Drive, passed the new Pike at Shoreline Village, crossed the Queensway Bridge and ran to the bow of the Queen Mary.
The runners then circled back around the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Lighthouse at Rainbow Harbor, Pierpoint Landing, back by Shoreline Village and down the beach.
The course also went through the Belmont Shore neighborhood and passed the Marine Stadium. Miles 17 through 19 were on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.
The final miles took runners past Recreation Park, Blair Field and the Colorado Lagoon. The race ended on Shoreline Drive, west of Linden Avenue.
The Long Beach Marathon was first held in 1982. The race was disbanded in 1996 because of financial problems, then revived in 1999 under new management.
-- City News Service