Lhuissier, Bretan Win San Francisco Marathon

  • By Jason Devaney
  • Published Jun. 17, 2013
Anna Bretan was the first female across the line at Sunday's Wipro San Francisco Marathon. Photo: San Francisco Marathon

Bretan breaks the women’s course record en route to victory.

Frenchman Francois Lhuissier and California resident Anna Bretan won the Wipro San Francisco Marathon on Sunday.

Bretan, who was the victor at last year’s Oakland Marathon, broke the tape in 2:42:26. It was the ninth fastest time of the day and the best in the female division. Bretan’s time set a new course record.

“I am just so excited to win this, I kind of can’t believe it,” Bretan said in a press release. Bretan has three children and lives in Berkeley, Calif.

Lhuissier, a doctor, lives in New York City and is a visiting scholar at Columbia University. He crossed the line in 2:25:15.

This was Lhuissier’s first marathon win.

Between the marathon, two half-marathons and a 5K, more than 20,000 runners competed in the event.


Jason Devaney

Jason Devaney

Jason Devaney is a freelance contributor to all of the Competitor Group brands. When he's not sitting at his computer working, he's usually out doing one of three things: Swimming, biking, or running. A resident of Virginia, Jason ran his first marathon in 2011.

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