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08/25/2013

Peruvians win Mexico City marathon

I'm still hearing people cheering out in the street for the stragglers from this morning's Mexico City Marathon, the route of which passed directly in front of our building.

I took the video above at a little after the 31 kilometer mark in the marathon, or about three-quarters of the race. In it, I believe you see the two leaders at that point, Kenyan runners Simon Njoroge and Rodgers Ondati. Later a Peruvian athlete, Raul Pacheco, would overtake them to win in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 56 seconds. Another Peruvian, Gladys Tejeda, also captured the women's title, a little more than 20 minutes back.

El Universal says Pacheco won a purse of nearly $35,000. I don't see how much Tejeda won.

It was a real delight to see how international the marathon, which drew 20,000 runners, has become. There were many Africans among the early men's and women's finishers.

Below are some handout photos from Mexico City Hall of the event.

250813 FOTO 4 MIGUEL ÁNGEL MANCERA- MARATÓN

250813 FOTO 5 MIGUEL ÁNGEL MANCERA-MARATÓN

 

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pink schnoid

did ex PRI prez pretender Roberto Madrazo compete?...I swear, a nadir for Mexico and a bad portent of things that were to come was when that fool tried to cheat his way to victory in the 2007 Berlin marathon

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