Sara Hall Wins Wine Country Half

Sara Hall clocked 1:14:33 to win the Wine Country Half Marathon last weekend. Photo: www.photorun.net

Michael Nicks prevailed in the men’s race.

Running USA reports that Sara Bei-Hall won the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon last weekend, clocking 1:14:33.

“Hall is a native of Santa Rosa and ran for Montgomery High School, where she captured four individual state cross country titles, three state track titles (1600m and 3200m) and the Foot Locker National High School Cross Country Championships in 2000,” the release reads.

“She is a seven-time All-American from Stanford, finishing runner-up in the 5,000 and indoor 3,000 meters and 3rd in the 2003 Women’s Cross Country Championships. Sara is a three-time Olympic Trials Finalist, a Pan American Games Gold Medalist, and the 2012 US National Cross Country Champion.

“What a fun and challenging race. The course kept me engaged,” Bei-Hall said. “It was fitting to run my first half-marathon where I started my running career.”

Hall was accompanied by her husband, U.S. Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall, who cheered her across the finish line. He is a two-time Olympian and U.S. men’s half-marathon record holder with a time of 59:43.

“Sara absolutely killed it,” said Matt Dockstader, Race Director and founder of Destination Races. “That was a very impressive time for her half-marathon debut, especially on this course.”

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