Rock 'n' Roll Marathon takes to Phoenix streets

One of the participants, Colton Shone, displays his medal. (Source: CBS 5 News)

Thousands of runners crossed the finish line Sunday morning in the 12th annual P.F. Chang's Rock `n' Roll Arizona Marathon.

More than 22,000 runners took off in waves from the start line Sunday morning at CityScape retail complex. The 26.2-mile course took participants through central Phoenix, Scottsdale and ended in Tempe Beach Park.

Some of the runners were there to compete in the half-marathon, 10K or two-person relay.

Roosevelt Cook, of Oak Hills, California, took the top men's marathon spot with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 41 seconds. Ziola Gomez, from Alamosa, Colorado, won the woman's marathon with an exact time of 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Organizers say no major medical issues or injuries have been reported.

Organizers had a close call when the arrival of thousands of finishers' medals was put in jeopardy because of shipping delays at West Coast ports.

But the medals arrived in Phoenix on Saturday, just hours before the Rock 'n' Roll 5K began.

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