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Tica Athlete Wins Disney Marathon

With Mickey,Minnie, Goofy and the crew cheering her on, Costa Rica’s Gabriela Traña won the women’s division of the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, according to The Miami Herald.

Traña, 26, took the lead just two-tenths of a mile before the finish line to complete the race in two hours, 57 minutes and four seconds, pulling ahead of Christa Benton, from the United States, according to the daily.

This was the first marathon for this native of Alajuela, northwest of San José, who hopes to compete in the Olympic Games in China next year.


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