PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Matt Spear and Lydia Tay won the 50th Portland Marathon on Sunday, a 26.2 mile run through the streets of the city that shut down 4 bridges for hours.

Runners from around the world put their fitness and training to the test in both full and half-marathons.

Tay, the 2022 Women’s Champion, traveled to Portland from Vancouver, BC. She said that even though it was a bit warmer than expected, the weather was beautiful and Portland was fantastic.

Results of 50th Portland Marathon

“My legs are hurting but I feel amazing,” the 34-year-old told KOIN 6 News. “We’ve been training for about 3 months. We’ve had a great crew.”

Lydia Tay of Vancouver, BC was the women's winner in the 50th Portland Marathon, October 2, 2022 (KOIN)
Lydia Tay of Vancouver, BC was the women’s winner in the 50th Portland Marathon, October 2, 2022 (KOIN)

Tay was the first woman to cross the line in 2:53.37. The 33-year-old Spear came in first overall with a time of 2:37.29, just 47 seconds ahead of Paul Balmer.