Berkeley woman wins SF Marathon third year in a row

A Berkeley woman today won the women’s division of The San Francisco Marathon for the third consecutive time, race officials said.

The race started at 5:30 a.m. at the Ferry Building along The Embarcadero.

Anna Bretan, 30, won the women’s marathon in a time of 2 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds, race officials said. San Anselmo resident Devon Yanko, 33, was second and San Jose resident Joanna Reyes, 23, was third, according to race officials.

Chris Mocko won the men’s division in a time of 2:26:22. Race officials said Mocko has won other marathons in Northern California such as the Oakland and Napa marathons.

Castro Valley resident Benjamin Eversole, 22, finished second and Mill Valley resident Jorge Maravilla, 37, finished third.

This year The San Francisco Marathon became a qualifying race for the 2016 Olympic Team Trials, but no runners qualified, race officials said.

Winners took home prizes such as Tiffany & Co. CT60 watches and Tiffany crafted crystal. Runners also raised more than $200,000 for charity, race officials said.