Disney World Marathon 2016 Results: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2016

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For the third year in a row, and the fifth time overall, Fredison Costa won the Disney World Marathon on Sunday, while Natasha Yaremczuk triumphed in the women's race.

The Orlando Sentinel tweeted an image of the runners with their medals:

Orlando Sentinel @orlandosentinel

Fredison Costa wins Walt Disney World Marathon for 5th time https://t.co/IxhtxlCiBQ https://t.co/mPCncOlBM3

Costa bested fellow Brazilian Mateus Trindade by over a minute despite "being plagued by an injured calf and breathing issues caused by the relatively high temperatures, in the high 60s," per Stephen Ruiz of the Orlando Sentinel.

New York's Jeff Martinez came in third. The men's leaderboard is below.

Men's Results
1FREDISON COSTA (BRAZIL)2:33:22.45+0:00
2MATEUS TRINDADE (BRAZIL)2:34:47.13+1:24.68
3JEFF MARTINEZ2:35:56.70+2:34.25
4JORDAN TROPF2:37:36.96+4:14.51
54RYOSUKE SAITO (JAPAN)2:42:54.29+9:31.84
62BOBBY HENSLEY2:44:40.10+11:17.65
72CHARLIE PAUL2:46:03.72+12:41.27
82MARC BURGET2:47:02.84+13:40.39
9BENJAMIN LUDOVICI2:48:01.02+14:38.57
103ANTHONY BELLITTI2:48:23.34+15:00.89
Source: runDisney

Costa is chasing fellow Brazilian Adriano Bastos' record of eight titles at the Disney World Marathon—Costa and Bastos have owned this race for well over a decade now, combining to win 13 of the past 14 Disney World Marathons—though his goals extend beyond this individual race.

"I don't have to prove anything to anybody anymore, but [the Olympics] would be the top of my career," he told Ruiz on Saturday. "I want to prove to other people and children that nothing is impossible.''

Yaremczuk absolutely obliterated the field on Sunday, meanwhile, besting second-place finisher Jennifer Walton by over nine minutes.

The women's leaderboard can be seen below.

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Women's Results
1NATASHA YAREMCZUK2:52:21.43+0:00
2JENNIFER WALTON3:01:29.96+9:08.53
31CORINA CANITZ3:03:46.60+11:25.17
41ERICA WEITZ3:04:58.80+12:37.37
51KIM PAWELEK-BRANTLY3:06:56.47+14:35.04
61HEATHER SCHULZ3:07:58.59+15:37.16
71AMANDA BLAIR3:08:11.13+15:49.70
81CLAUDIA DUMONT (BRAZIL)3:08:46.81+16:25.38
9ALLISON GOLDSTEIN3:09:43.86+17:22.43
10DANIELLE TAURO3:12:17.47+19:56.04
Source: runDisney

All of the runners certainly enjoyed the unique backdrop for this race, as runDisney on Twitter shared:

runDisney @runDisney

It's a perfect day to #runDisney! #WDWMarathon #GoofyChallenge #DopeyChallenge https://t.co/FdL7s4iDsm

But Costa was once again the story, as his pursuit of Bastos' record continues. He'll be the favorite for this event once again next year as he looks to move one step closer to making history at the Disney World Marathon.

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