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Russia’s Safranov Wins Dallas Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 11, 2012
  • Updated Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM UTC
Vladimir Safranov of Russia breaks the tape in Dallas.

Belarus’ Nastassia Padalinskay was the women’s winner.

From: Running USA

DALLAS — Vladimir Safranov  of Russia and Nastassia Padalinskaya of Belarus won the 43rd MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The event recorded 4,866 finishers in the marathon race, 9,872 in the half-marathon.

In the marathon, Safranov was victorious in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 38 seconds after taking the lead for the final four miles, besting second place finisher Joseph Mutinda of Kenya by nearly a minute. Abraham Kogo of Kenya finished third.

In the women’s race, Padalinskaya of Belarus was victorious in 2:43:55. Second place finisher Michelle Suszek was more than ten minutes behind. Mickale Davis of Fairfax, Va. was third.

In the half-marathon, Andrew Letherby, 39, of Pflugerville, Texas was victorious in 1:09:45. Ashley Johnson, 31, won the women’s race in 1:21:36.

Iin the spirit of the holiday season, the winner of the team relay was Santa’s Speedy Helpers No. 1 in 2:44:17.

43rd MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

Dallas, TX, Sunday,, Dec. 9, 2012

MEN

1) Vladimir Safranov, RUS, 2:19:38
2) Joseph Mutinda, KEN, 2:20:35
3) Abraham Kogo, KEN, 2:26:16
4) Eric Chirchir, KEN, 2:26:50
5) Fred Mogaka Tumbo, KEN, 2:27:56

WOMEN

1) Nastassia Padalinskaya, BLR, 2:43:55
2) Michelle Suszek, USA,2:53:57
3) Mickale Davis, USA, 2:54:24
4) Sarah Kiptoo, KEN, 2:56:35
5) Anita Quirino, USA, 3:00:08

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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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