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2009 Santa Barbara International Marathon

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The full parking lot of the Ellwood School before the scheduled 6:30 a.m. start time

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Runners lined up a little before 7 a.m. after a reported accident on the 101 freeway caused a 30 minute delay in the start of the race

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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The start of the first Santa Barbara International Marathon

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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The start of the first Santa Barbara International Marathon

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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The start of the first Santa Barbara International Marathon

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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A sea of runners heading West on Hollister Ave. away from the Ellwood School toward the Winchester Canyon overpass

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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The Official starter of the race Beverley E. Lewis poses at the starting line

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Runners crossing the Los Carneros overpass early Sunday morning

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Runners along Los Carneros Rd. in Goleta

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Robby Cherry, in the lead, on Cathedral Oaks Rd. as he passes Los Carneros Rd. with Carlos Handler close behind.

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Runners along Los Carneros Rd. in Goleta

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Carlos Handler crosses the Turnpike overpass in the lead which he held on to until the finish

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Carlos Handler heads down Shoreline Drive less than a mile from the finish

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Carlos Handler nears the finish with an impressive lead on Shoreline Drive

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Carlos Handler stops his timer as he crosses the finish line at two hours, 24 minutes and 48.7 seconds.

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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First place finisher Carlos Handler

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Andrea McLarty flies to the finish

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Andrea McLarty is the first woman to cross the finish line at 2 hours 52 minutes and 23.6 seconds

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Andrea McLarty takes a few questions from the media at the finish line

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Mayor Marty Blum and husband Joe enjoy the award ceremony in La Playa stadium

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Congressmember Lois Capps celebrates with race fans in La Playa Stadium

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Santa Barbara International Marathon chief organizer Rusty Snow.

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Breaking in shoes, and feet, the hard way

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Medals waiting to be awarded to runners yet to cross the finish line

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club van helped provide real time GPS tracking of the race for online viewers and it makes a great vantage point for photos at the finish line

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Crowds cheer on runners as they approach the finish line

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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Santa Claus and two reindeer head down Shoreline Dr. to the finish line

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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A string quartet called Four Play offers audible inspiration for runners nearing the finish line on Shoreline Dr.

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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First place finishers Andrea McLarty & Carlos Handler pose in La Playa Stadium after the race with their plaques

Published on Dec. 6, 2009

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