The Tacoma City Marathon unveiled a new course on Sunday morning, but the winner was the same.
Tacoma's Ben Mangrum, 39, won the race for the second consecutive year. He finished Sunday's race in 2 hours, 42 minutes, 30 seconds, more than 16 minutes faster than the second-place runner.
Merita Trohimovich, 51, of Gig Harbor won the women's race in 3:22:17.
"It was the first year for the new course and it went pretty well," said race co-director Tony Phillippi. "There were some kinks that we'll work out before next year."
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The race used to start at the Tacoma Narrows Airport and finish in downtown Tacoma. This year, the 12-year-old event started and finished at Point Ruston.
Max Darnell, 29, of Seattle was second in the men's race finishing in 2:58:36. Scott Voyles, 33, of Hayden, Idaho, finished third in 2:59:41.
Trohimovich edged second-place Angela Treleven Persich, 37, of Tacoma, who finished in 3:22:39. Angela Moran, 23, of Sammamish finished third in 3:25:28.
About 1,000 runners competed in a variety of races including a new 50-kilometer ultra marathon. Ultra marathon results weren't posted as of 2 p.m. Those who completed the ultra Sunday after finishing 5-kilometer and half marathon races at Saturday's "Ghost of Tacoma" races received a special award.
Tyler Nugent, 35, of Tacoma won the half marathon in 1:18:13. Ryan Jobe, 27, of Sumner was second (1:19:07) and Cameron Colpitts, 35, of Seattle was third (1:20:02).
Min Kyung Kang, 30, of Seoul, South Korea, won the women's half in 1:33:44. Kaitlyn McNamara, 28, of Olympia was second (1:36:16) and Teresa Wickens, 28, of Tacoma was third (1:37:41).
Andrew Antes, 29, of University Place won the 5-kilometer race in 20:15. Julia Reade, 37, of Seattle was second and won the women's race in 20:48.