Modesto’s Jon Olsen and Sonora’s Ashley Laird each turned in dominating performances while winning divisions of the sixth annual Santa Rosa Marathon on Sunday.
The 40-year-old Olsen ran the 26.2 miles in 2:32:36 to defeat runner-up Mario Fraioli of San Mateo by just under two minutes.
Laird, who is 35, was the only female to finish in under three hours. She was timed in 2:58.:31. She wound up more than nine minutes ahead of runner-up Qian Zhu.
The top local finishers were Melinda Takano (3:34:18) and Bryan Bei (3:00:32).
The marathon was one of three races decided Sunday. The race began and ended at Juilliard Park while taking the runners through west Sonoma County.
The winners of the half-marathon were San Jose’s Justin Valdez (1:08:07) and Palo Alto’s Emily Kraus (1:25:51).
The quickest finishers from Santa Rosa were Andrea Guzman (1:37:00) and Kenny Brown (1:24:58).
The shortest race of the day was the 5k and winning gold medals were Elissa Zakrasek of Los Altos (18:43) and San Anselmo’s Cole Schwartz (16:43).
Santa Rosa’s Lea Stretch finished third overall with a 20:41 clocking. Local resident Guy Schott completed the course in 17:47 and that was good for fourth place.
Olsen, the male marathon winner, took the lead at the 20-mile mark.