Runners from Alameda, Montana win Modesto half-marathon

Chafik Azerki of the Bay Area city of Alameda won the men's event and Sheri Caplan of Bozeman, Mont., was the women's winner Saturday night in the inaugural Midnight Half-Marathon in Modesto.

Hundreds of athletes and casual runners part in the after-dark event. Athletes ran a 13.1-mile course from downtown to El Vista Avenue and back, while others took part in a two-mile fun run.