Disney World Marathon 2017 Results: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJanuary 8, 2017

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 15:  General views of the Walt Disney World Unwrap The Magic - Media Preview at Walt Disney World on November 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
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Two former winners of the Disney World Marathon again took the titles in the men's and women's division on Sunday in Orlando. 

On the men's side, Fredison Costa won for the fourth straight year and the sixth time overall, putting him just two victories behind Adriano Bastos, who holds the all-time record with eight wins at the race. For the women, 2015 victor Giovanna Martins won the race for the second time in her career.

Costa's time of 2:23:14 was seven minutes better than second-place finisher Vanilson Neves, while Samuel Fazioli finished third.

You can see the full men's results below:

Men's Leaderboard
PlaceRunnerTime
1Fredison Costa2:23:14.42
2Vanilson Neves2:30:27.91
3Samuel Fazioli2:33:22.12
4David Kilgore2:33:43.90
5David Marley2:34:55.59
6Leo Foley2:37:48.32
7Jeff Martinez2:38:06.17
8Bryan Kelly2:38:24.47
9Zane Grabau2:38:29.02
10Paul Piper2:40:51.25
Source: RunDisney

Costa and Bastos have now won 14 of the past 15 Disney World Marathons in the men's division.

As for Martins, her winning time (2:48:06) was by nearly five minutes over runner-up Kelsey Wiberly, while Heather Schulz finished third.

The full women's results are below:

Women's Leaderboard
PlaceRunnerTime
1Giovanna Martins2:48:06.02
2Kelsey Wiberly2:52:53.98
3Heather Schulz2:59:11.67
4Rebecca Bader2:59:44.51
5Kelsi Chappell3:03:59.95
6Ashley Clifford3:06:30.01
7Rachel Malone3:06:55.04
8Inez Anne Haagen3:06:57.95
9Wendy Marshall3:07:06.95
10Hazel Wyness3:09:51.97
Source: RunDisney

It was a triumphant return to the race for Martins, who twisted ligaments in her left ankle in last year's race after stepping in a hole on the course.

Her win shouldn't have come as a surprise, however—in November, she won the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. And returning to Disney World then was an emotional experience.

"It is a double emotion to win the half marathon over here and to be here at Disney again," she said, per Stephen Ruiz of the Orlando Sentinel. "In [Jan. 2016], it was not so good. It is very emotional to be here. I was supposed to run the Princess [Half Marathon] in February and couldn't."

Given her last two performances in Orlando, however, Martins is back and better than ever.

      

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