Brazilian wins Disney marathon


Published: Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 6:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 6:50 p.m.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Brazil's Adriano Bastos raced to his fourth straight victory in the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday, easily winning in 2 hours, 20 minutes, 56 seconds.

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Adriano Bastos

Adriano Bastos, of Brazil, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Walt Disney World Marathon in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. Over 18,000 runners participated during 15th year of the race.

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John Garton of Voorhees, N.J., was second in 2:35:02, and Lance Jones of Saranac, Mich., finished third in 2:37:57.

In the women's race, St. Petersburg runner Melanie Peters won in 2:47:29. Sonja Friend-Uhl of West Palm Beach, Fla., was second in 2:49:25.

Almost 13,000 runners finished the race.

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