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Simon Njoroge, Fatuma Sado Tops At LA Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 18, 2012
  • Updated Mar. 19, 2012 at 11:11 AM UTC
Over 22,000 runners took part in the LA Marathon on Sunday.

Fatuma Sado won the women’s race at the 27th annual L.A. Marathon on Sunday, posting a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 39 seconds. Simon Njoroge, a 31-year-old from Kenya, won the men’s title, posting a time of 2:12:12 in the 26.2-mile race that began at Dodger Stadium and finished in Santa Monica.

Both runners won $25,000 for their first-place finishes as well as a Honda CRV valued at about $30,000. Because Sado crossed the finish line first overall, she won a $100,000 gender challenge bonus.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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