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NAPA, Calif. — March 4, 2018 — The 40th anniversary of the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon presented perfect conditions for racing 26.2 miles through California’s picturesque Napa Valley. Cool temperatures at the start in the mid-30s with little wind greeted over 2,100 entrants eager for fast times. Andrew Bauer, 34, of Martinez, Calif. ran way with the men’s overall victory while Casey Crosson, 19, of Los Angeles, Calif. earned the women’s title. Bauer crossed the finish line at Vintage High School in Napa with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 4 seconds. Crosson secured her win in 2:50:49.
 
Both winners earned titles as 2018 Road Runners Club of America National Marathon Champions and were awarded their “weight-in-wine” donated by NakedWines.com. Nineteen-year-old Crosson will receive her wine when she reaches age 21.
Published in Marathons