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Ojai hosts more than 2,600 marathoners

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Photo by Ray Smith 
More than 2,600 runners hit the streets of Ojai May 28 to take part in the Mountains-2-Beach Marathon. The race started in downtown Ojai and took runners to the Ventura Promenade via the Ventura River Bike Path. In addition to the 26.2-mile race, the event also featured a half marathon and kids’ run. This year’s male winner was Kosuke Amano, who covered the 26.2 miles in 2:31.55. On the women’s side, Jill Deering of Santa Barbara won in a time of 2:50.12. The half marathon was won by Steven Youngbloos (1:13.31) and Shelby Buckley (1:18.10).

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