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.
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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