SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A pair of U.S. Olympians got their final pre-Rio tune-up Sunday morning at the 19th annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego.
The race, known for having live bands and cheerleaders every mile or so along the course, began at 6:15 a.m. on the west side of Balboa Park at Sixth Avenue and Quince Street.
Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan earned places on the U.S. team at February's Olympic trials, and their half-marathon run will be their only scheduled competition for the 32-year-olds scheduled before the games get going in Rio de Janeiro in August, according to race organizers.
"We're so excited to run another Rock 'n' Roll half marathon as part of our buildup on the road to Rio,'' said Cragg, who won the marathon trials with a time 2:28:20. "Racing at the San Antonio half before the Olympic Trials gave us an opportunity to work together and test our fitness. We are looking forward to pushing ourselves again, this time in San Diego.''
The full 26.2-mile course took runners around North Park, Normal Heights, Mission Valley and Mission Bay before the downtown finish at Ash and State streets. Roads were closed in those areas through the late morning and early afternoon.
Half-marathon and 5K courses were also available.
After the run, an awards ceremony and post-race festival was held at the Waterfront Park outside the County Administration Center.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.