CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. — The starting pistol was fired, and the Big Sur International Marathon is underway as more than 4,000 runners tackle a 26.2-mile course along the Pacific Ocean.
Jordan Tropf is this year’s Big Sur marathon winner with an unofficial time of 2:25:21.
This is the first year in a long time that a new face has won the marathon.
D’Ann Arthur, 31, of Redondo Beach won the women’s overall division with an unofficial time of 2:45:41. Arthur is in residency for orthopedic surgery in Southern California.
Tropf is a Navy doctor from Silver Springs, Maryland, who said that he set a personal record on Sunday. He was the race leader from start to finish.
Defending male champion and local favorite, Adam Roach, 33, of Pacific Grove, placed second.