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Dozens of Alamedans Run in S.F. Marathon

Islander Suzette Smith placed first in her division.

Thirty-three registered Alameda runners completed the San Francisco Marathon Sunday, according to unofficial race results.

Local resident Suzette Smith had an impressive run on the hilly 26.2-mile course, placing first in her division (women 55-59) with an unofficial "net time" of three hours, 43 minutes, 24 seconds and a "gun time" of 3:43:45.

Christopher Robinette posted the best unofficial Alameda time, with a net time of 3:22:08 and a gun time of 3:34:55. He placed 23rd among men 45-49 and 327th overall.

Net time is from starting line to finish, as measured by an individual computer chip in the runner's shoe; gun time, from start signal to finish line. In large events such as the San Francisco Marathon, a runner further back in the pack may not reach the starting line for several minutes.

In overall competition, Nathan Krah, 26, of Salt Lake City was the winner among the men with an unofficial time of 2:26:45 and Devon Crosby-Helms, 30, of San Anselmo placed first among the women at 2:44:05. More than 7,000 runners took part in the event, while 18,000 participated in half marathons, a 5K run and a children's event.

Did you run the San Francisco Marathon or one of the related races? Post your time and remarks in the comments section below.

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Melissa Tonney Murphy July 30, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Hey Suzette, what a great way to kick off your marathon spree! Enjoy NY, Paris, Boston, Big Sur and the others. Wow!

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