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Brazil’s Costa Establishes New Streak at Dramatic Walt Disney World Marathon

posted on January 8th, 2012 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


Brazilian runner Fredison Costa did it again, holding off his heavily-favored countryman Adriano Bastos on Sunday to win his second straight Walt Disney World Marathon.

Brazil’s Costa Establishes New Streak at Dramatic Walt Disney World Marathon

Costa waged a fierce battle with the 7-time champion Bastos throughout the 26.2 mile race through Disney’s four theme parks – Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios – before narrowly winning. Costa crossed the finish line in 2:19:01 – just 14 seconds ahead of Bastos (2:19:15).

Brazil’s Costa Establishes New Streak at Dramatic Walt Disney World Marathon

Renee High of Virginia Beach, Va., was the first woman to cross the line. High, who is scheduled to run the marathon at the US Olympic Trials next week in Houston, completed the race Sunday in 2:48:33.

Brazil’s Costa Establishes New Streak at Dramatic Walt Disney World Marathon

In all, runners from all 50 states and 60 other countries took part in a variety of Disney Marathon Weekend events, such as the Family Fiesta 5K, Kids Races and the Disney Half-Marathon in addition to the Disney Marathon. And once again more than 6,500 runners put themselves to the ultimate test – Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge – by running the half-marathon on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday.

Registration for the 2013 Disney Marathon Weekend opens this spring. To register or for more information on all runDisney events, visit runDisney.com.

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Erin from RI on January 8th, 2012 at 11:49 am

That is fantastic! The Disney marathon is a warm-up for the US Olympic Trials! Way to go everybody who raced Disney this weekend. I can’t wait for the Princess!

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