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Posted: December 10, 2012  

Athletics: Safranov, Padalinskaya Win 43rd MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

Source: Metro PCS Dallas Marathon

The 43rd edition of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon recorded 4,866 finishers in the marathon race, 9,872 in the half-marathon

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.

Runners enjoyed warm winter temperatures and 40 bands along the course. Race events also included the Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge Presented by Behringer Harvard, and the Cooper Complete Elite High School Relay Challenge.

In the marathon, Safranov was victorious in two 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

Official event results are now available at: DallasMarathon.com.


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