Stanford University pupil wins women’s San Francisco Marathon

A Stanford University student pursuing a doctorate in earth system science won the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday.

Devin McMahon, 25, was the first woman to finish. Her time was 2:52:49. She said after the race that she did not expect to be a top finisher in the race.

McMahon participated in track and field all four years at Cornell University and cross country and track and field in high school.

The first man to cross the finish line was Jorge Maravilla, 39, of Mill Valley. His time was 2:28:23.

Maravilla, an El Salvador native, started running track in third grade and began running long distances when he turned 30. Maravilla is general manager of the San Francisco Running Co.

McMahon and Maravilla will each receive two roundtrip tickets to Paris, courtesy of Air France.

The marathon celebrated its 40th anniversary with the largest number of participants in the event’s history.

Runners raised more than $300,000 for charities.

“We’d like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 races and all the runners from near and far who participated in this year’s races,” said Michelle LaFrance, vice president for The San Francisco Marathon. “Special recognition goes to the runners who completed the historic 40th anniversary medal challenge in celebration of this milestone, and to the thousands of volunteers who provided support for runners throughout the course.”

The event included a 5K race, two half-marathons and an ultramarathon.