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Posted: June 3, 2018:  

Athletics: 10-Year-Old Arielle Avina (Murrieta, Ca) Breaks The Tape At Synchrony Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 5K Presented By Brooks; Becomes Youngest Female To Win A Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series 5K Event

Avina finishes in a time of 19:20; Baxter Arguinchona of Cardiff, California earns win in men’s race with time of 16:59

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - 10-year-old Arielle Avina (Murrieta, Cali.) shocked the finish line crowd today as she won the female at the Synchrony Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 5K presented by Brooks. With this year’s Boston Marathon Champion, Desiree Linden on hand to support and inspire runners, Avina found an extra gear past other competitors finishing the race in a time of 19:20 as she became the youngest female to ever win a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series 5K event. Baxter Arguinchona from Cardiff, California took home the men’s 5K race with a time of 16:59.

Race weekend continues today, Sunday, June 3, 2018 with the Synchrony Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon. America’s Finest City will greet runners as they start in Balboa Park then pass through scenic San Diego before finishing at the all-new finish line at the Waterfront Park. Approximately 27,000 runners are registered to compete over the two-day event weekend. The Revivalists will headline the Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Concert Series following Sunday’s Synchrony Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon in Waterfront Park. The concert will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. is open and free to the public.

ROCK STAR IN THE MAKING: Arielle Avina from Murrieta, Cali. at the young age of 10-years-old dashes to the victory of the 2018 Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego 5K presented by Brooks. Avina became the youngest female ever to win a Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series 5K event with a time of 19:21. (Photo credit Sean Haffey/Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series) - Download

ROLE MODEL: 2018 Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego 5K female winner, Arielle Avina and 2018 Boston Marathon Champion, Desiree Linden pose for a photo following Avina's record-breaking performance. Linden will be running the Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half-Marathon on Sunday, June 3, 2018, pacing the two-hour group. (Photo credit Sean Haffey/Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series) - Download

THE CHAMP IS HERE: Baxter Arguinchona from Cardiff, Calif crosses the finish line first in the men's race at the 2018 Synchrony Rock 'n' Roll San Diego 5K presented by Brooks with a time of 16:59. (Photo credit Sean Haffey/Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series) - Download


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