Canadian Sasha Gollish took the win at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half-Marathon on Sunday.
Racing in California’s Bay Area after a training stint in Oregon, Gollish, the 2016 Canadian cross-country champion, won in 1:12:57, according to a tweet from Rock ‘n’ Roll, less than two minutes off her personal best of 1:11:05. The 35-year-old edged Mara Olson, who clocked 1:13:02, for the win, showing impressive range in 2017 from the 800m (2:04) up to the half.
Gollish, the 2015 Pan Am Games bronze medallist over 1,500m, bounced back from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon in late-September, a race she dropped out from. The Oiselle-sponsored distance runner still has cross-country eligibility with the University of Toronto though she has yet to race for the Varsity Blues this fall.
Congratulations to the winners of the #RnRSanJose Half Marathon! 🎉
George Byron Alex (1:03:40)
Sasha Gollish (1:12:57) pic.twitter.com/7bwAssG8H6
— Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series (@RunRocknRoll) October 8, 2017
George Byron Alex won the men’s half-marathon in 1:03:40 as part of the popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series, which was just in Montreal, Canada’s only stop on the circuit, in mid-September. The San Jose Half started and finished in the downtown core of the city just south of San Francisco.