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First-Time Marathon Racer Wins ING Miami Marathon

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Luis Carlos Rivero Gonzalez of Guatemala, the male winner of full marathon, crosses the finish line during the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon 2013 Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Miami (Source: ANDREW ULOZA / THE MIAMI HERALD)

Luis Carlos Rivero Gonzalez of Guatemala, the male winner of full marathon, crosses the finish line during the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon 2013 Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Miami (Source: ANDREW ULOZA / THE MIAMI HERALD)

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MIAMI (AP) — Running his first marathon, Luis Rivero Gonzalez of Guatemala has won the Miami Marathon.

Rivero, a professional runner for more than two years, had a time of 2:26:14 in Sunday’s event, which drew 25,000 runners.

David Tuwei of Kenya finished second, two minutes behind the winner at 2:28:15. He and Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Bekele (2:28:22) were in a group of five runners who ran together for the final 25 miles.

Mariska Kramer of the Netherlands won the women’s title in 2:46:07. Tezata Dengersa of Ethiopia was second in 2:48:43.

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