Amane Gobena Wins L.A. Marathon Women’s Race, Gender Challenge

Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women’s race and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men’s race in the 29th Asics L.A. Marathon.


Amane Gobena was the first runner to cross the finish line at the 2014 L.A. Marathon on March 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Gobena, 31, won in 2 hours 27 minutes 37 seconds, collecting $25,000 for the victory.

Burka, 26, clocked a 2:10:37 to win a marathon for the first time. He also won $25,000.

Gobena won $50,000 for winning the gender “challenge.” The women were given a 17:41 head start and Gobena finished 41 seconds ahead of Burka.

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