Brett Gotcher, a Watsonville native now living in Flagstaff, Ariz., finished a close second to Abdi Abdirahman in the USA Half Marathon Championships on Saturday in Duluth, Minn.

Gotcher clocked in at 1 hour, 2 minutes and 49 seconds — just 3 seconds behind Abdirahman.

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