Mexicans Come in First, Second in Capital Marathon

Mexican runner Darío Castro, left, beats out his fellow countryman Eloy Sánchez in the photo-finish marathon. Photo: Twitter


Mexican runners Darío Castro and Eloy Sánchez took first and second place, respectively, in the Mexico City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 28, with a one-second time difference.

In the razor-thin, 42-kilometer race, Castro won out with a time of two hours, 14 minutes and 51 second, and Sánchez crossed the finish line one second later.

Since 2009, no Mexican has won the competition, which is consider the most important marathon in Latin America.

In the women’s division, Kenyan Lucy Cheruiyot came in first with a new record of two hours, 27 minutes and 22 seconds.

More than 16,000 runners participated in the annual marathon, which was suspended last year because of the covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s marathon began in the south of the city at the Olympic Stadium at 6:40 a.m. and wound its way north through Avenida Insurgentes, parts of Colonia Condesa and through Avenida Reforma, Chapultepec Park and parts of Polanco to double back to Avenida Reforma and conclude in Mexico City’s central square Zócalo in the Centro Historico.



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