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Las Vegas Marathon won by local Vegas man

Posted Dec 07 2008 1:03pm

Vegas A loocal Las Vegas man and Russian women won the Las Vegas Marathon today.

Abebe Yimer of Las Vegas this morning won the Las Vegas Marathon at 2 hours, 27 minutes and 27 seconds as the first Clark County resident to ever win the city's annual marathon.

The 28 year old is originally from Ethopia and moved to Las Vegas in 2001.

The overall female winner was Nadezhda Tuptova, a 33-year-old Russian who lives in Gainesville, Fla. Nuptova's time was 2 hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds.

According to the Las Vegas Sun:

"In the half marathon, Rob Smith, 33, England, finished first with a time of 1 hour, four minutes, nine seconds. Cheryl Murphy, 39, Victoria, Canada, won the half marathon female division in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 51 seconds.

The event kicked off in front of Mandalay Bay at 6:07 a.m. after a seven-minute fireworks display with more than 15,000 runners."

Below are the 2008 Las Vegas Marathon Overall Male Results:

1. Abebe Yimer (Ethiopia)

Age: 28

City: Las Vegas, NV

Chiptime: 02:27:27.00

Chiphalf: 1:10:08

-First Clark County Winner of the Las Vegas Marathon

2. Geoffrey Kiprotich (Kenya)

Age: 30

City: Coon Rapid, Minn.

Chiptime: 02:27:59.00

Chiphalf: 1:10:09

3. Brendon Moody

Age: 27

City: Van Wert, Ohio

Chiptime: 02:36:31:00

Chiphalf: 01:21:18

Below are the 2008 Las Vegas Marathon Overall Female Results:

1. Nadezhda Tuptova (Russia)

Age: 33

City: Gainesville, Fla.

Chiptime: 02:48:20.00

Chiphalf: 01:22:43

2. Ramona Sanchez

Age: 31

City: Las Vegas, Nev.

Chiptime: 02:56:33.0

Chiphalf: 01:28:42

3. Beth Gerdes

Age: 28

City: Carlsbad, Calif.

Chiptime: 03:03:19.00

Chiphalf: 01:33:16

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2008 Las Vegas Half Marathon results

Male

1st Place - Rob Smith (England)

Age - 33

Chiptime - 1:04:09:00

2nd Place - Emisal Favela (Cicero, Ill.)

Age - 31

Chiptime - 1:09:48:00

3rd Place - Jake Puzey (Hermiston, Ore.)

Age - 26

Chiptime - 1:12:38:00

Female

1st Place - Cheryl Murphy (Victoria, Canada)

Age - 39

Chiptime - 1:18:51:00

2nd Place - Lisa Veneziano (Fenton, Mich.)

Age - 44

Chiptime - 1:25:02:00

3rd Place - Sarah Healy (Lexington, Mass.)

Age - 32

Chiptime - 1:26:15:00

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