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Korir and Petrova Claim Wins in the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, May 25, 2009, at 10:19AM
Tatyana Petrova Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Russian Tatyana Petrova won the women's division of the 24th Los Angeles Marathon, finishing in 2:25:56.

Kenyan Wesley Korir won the 24th Los Angeles Marathon this morning, finishing in a race-record 2:08:23. He passed women's winner Tatyana Petrova near the 24-mile-mark to claim the win in the gender challenge, which featured a $100,000 prize.

Petrova ran her marathon in 2:25:56, the third best time posted in the women's category.

The wheelchair division win was claimed by Aaron Gordian of Mexico City, who posted a time of 1:21:20.

Thousands of marathon runners will continue to stream back into Downtown Los Angeles as the morning progresses. Approximately 15,000 runners took part in the 2009 race, the first to take place on Memorial Day. Race organizers hope to move the race back to March next year.


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