The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon was today and the winner is Fedison Costa of Brazil. He has won the last three marathons and 5 of his last 6 Walt Disney World marathons, this puts him in second place of all time wins, Brazilian Adriano Bastos has won a total of 8 Walt Disney World marathons.
Fedison’s time was 2 hours, 33 minutes and 22.45 seconds. He lives in Kissimee and trains in Central Florida, he has a calf injury however ran through the pain to come out on top!
Another competitor from Brazil, Mateus Trindade came in second place, his time was 2 hours, 34 minutes and 47.13 seconds.
Natasha Yaremczuk, originally from Canada, won the woman’s field by more than 9 minutes, her time being 2 hours, 52 minutes and 21.43 seconds, the second place woman’s field winner was Jennifer Walton at 3 hours, 1 minute and 29.96 seconds.
This is the 11th year in a row that a contestant from Brazil has won the 26.2 mile race. The weather was in the 60’s during the race. There were expected to be more then 26,000 racers in today’s marathon!
Congratulations to the winners and all who finished today’s marathon!