Boulder’s Sam Long wins the 2019 Napa Valley Marathon

From the Napa Valley Register
By Marty James


Photo by Marty James
Sam Long of Boulder, Colorado crosses the finish line at Vintage High School in Napa to win the 2019 Napa Valley Marathon in 2 hours, 32 minutes and 33 seconds.

Sam Long, Liza Reichert win Napa Valley Marathon’s men’s, women’s titles

After taking the lead in the late stages of the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon, Sam Long of Boulder, Colorado won the overall championship in the Calistoga-to-Napa race Sunday morning.

Long finished the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 32 minutes and 33 seconds after passing Zack Sims of Atlanta, who led the marathon at the 22-mile mark. Sims placed second at 2:34:58.

The women’s marathon champion was Liza Reichert of Los Altos Hills, who crossed the finish line in 2:44:06.

Earlier, Chandler Kemp of Stanford and Samantha Diaz of Jackson, Wyoming won the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, in the inaugural Napa Valley Half Marathon. Kemp completed the 13.1-mile course in 1:08:23 and Diaz finished in 1:15:46.