IN PICTURES: The 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

A full, soldout field ran the 35th JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon, Sunday, ranging from serious runners to weekend warriors to a whole lot of people lining the course to cheer them on.

The marathon itself was won by Nate Clayson of Utah on the men’s side, with a time of 2:28.57 and Nina Zarina, of Los Angeles, who won the women’s portion with a time of 2:45:08.

But, of course, for many (most) of the participants and the people who “Woo!” them on, that’s all beside the point. What’s most important is just doing the thing.

Woo!

Rae-Lynn Ghosh, right, and Barbare Eck, of Redlands, embrace after finishing the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Ignacio Rosas starts his celebration a few yards before the finish line as he completes his marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Andy Garcia, of Norwalk, celebrates his finish. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

The women’s winner Nina Zarina comes across the finish line with a smile at the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Nate Clayson comes over the finish line as he wins the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Long Beach Post reporter Jason Ruiz celebrates his finish. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Half marathoners start their run of the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

The winner of the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon Nate Clayson, right, lifts his son Miles as his wife Cierra hands him off as he celebrates his win. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Medals are passed out to half marathoners as they finish the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Runners run under and by the American flag on their way to the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Finisher medals of the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

The sun rises as a bicyclist comes to the finish line. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Long Beach Poly students Jaylene Pasant, right and Oseatdo Gonzalez fill hundreds of cups with water before the start of the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Diana Vergara all smiles as she crosses the finish line. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Adrian Chavira and his wife Lydia Dominguez, of Mexico City, cross the finish line holding hands and a smile. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Tom Pontac, 83 of Seal Beach, runs the half marathon as he makes his way. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Melissa Evans, Long Beach Post Managing Editor, celebrates her finish of the half marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Two bicyclist fist pump as they come to the finish line. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Two marathon leaders make their way through the run trail along the beach. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

A hand crank bicyclist zooms buy at the starting of the 35th annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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