NEW ORLEANS — Thousands laced up their running shoes for the Humana's annual Rock 'n' Roll race series on Sunday.
The national race takes place in some two dozen cities and includes 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon races.
For the full marathon, runners started downtown early Sunday morning and weaved their way through the French Quarter then finished the race at city park.
Race organizers released the times for each raise on Sunday night.
For the marathon:
"In the marathon, Ryan Hendricks (McKinney, Texas) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 2:33:10.
Tyler Cannon (New Orleans, La.) was second with a time of 2:37:23. Samuel Clarot (New Orleans, La.) followed in third place finishing in 2:47:38.
Kayla Campasino (Bel Air, Md.) was the women’s champion with a final time of 2:55:06 with Violetta Yazlovskaya (Titusville, Fla.) next behind her at 2:58:07.
Laura Child (Vicksburg, Miss.) rounded out the podium in 2:59:16."
For the half-marathon:
"In the half marathon, Dathan Ritzenhein (Belmont, Mich.) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 1:01:24. Emmanuel Bett (Kenya) was second with a time of 1:01:30.
Tyler McCandless (Boulder, Colo.) followed in third place finishing in 1:03:47.
Berhane Dibaba (Ethiopia) was the women’s champion with a final time of 1:11:31 with Jane Kibii (Kenya) next behind her at 1:11:32. Vivian Kiplagat (Kenya) rounded out the podium in 1:11:34."
The music-themed race day ended with a concert series at the finish line in City Park, featuring bands like Preservation Hall Jazz Band.