San Francisco Marathon brings out biggest crowd ever

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Sunday, July 23, 2017
San Francisco Marathon brings out biggest crowd ever
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Organizers of the San Francisco Marathon say this year brought out the biggest crowd to date.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Two Bay Area residents, one from Marin County and one from the Peninsula, won the 40th annual San Francisco Marathon today, a race spokeswoman announced Sunday morning.

Jorge Maravilla, 39, of Mill Valley, won the men's marathon in 2:28:23, and Devin McMahon, 25, of Stanford, won the women's marathon in 2:52:49, according to the spokeswoman.

"We'd like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 races and all the runners from near and far who participated in this year's races," Michelle LaFrance, vice president of the San Francisco Marathon, said in a statement.

Maravilla, the winner of the men's marathon, is an El Salvador native and general manager at the San Francisco Running Company. McMahon is a PhD student in earth system science at Stanford University, the spokeswoman said.

The marathon raised more than $300,000 for charity.

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