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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Guatemalan man won the Miami Marathon on Sunday.
Luis Carlos Rivero Gonzalez of Guatemala won the Marathon with an unofficial time of 2 hours 20 minutes and 47 seconds, according to CBS Miami news partner The Miami Herald.
It is the second time that Gonzalez has won the race in three tries, and he finished on the podium in all three efforts.
The women’s marathon was won by Alemnesh Eshetu Habtemikael of Ethiopia.
She pushed for a strong finish and won the race by just two seconds over Argentina’s Maria Peralta.
Peralta wasn’t happy at the end, saying that Habtemikael didn’t follow the normal racers’ etiquette and drafted behind her the entire way until pushing for the lead at the end.
Over 20,000 runners and walkers participated in the marathon and half marathon on a beautiful, but chilly, Sunday morning.
Winning the men’s half marathon was Argentina’s Mariano Mastromarino with an unofficial time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 23 seconds.
For the women, Soranyi Rodriguez of the Dominican Republic finished first with an unofficial time of 1 hour 19 minutes and 12 seconds.
The marathon began just after 6:05 a.m. and took runners over the MacArthur Causeway, through Miami Beach and Coconut Grove before heading back into Miami down Brickell Avenue and to the finish at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami.
There were at least 80 different countries and all 50 United States that were represented in the race.
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