First-Time Marathon Racer Wins ING Miami Marathon

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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