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Brosseau Takes Las Vegas Marathon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jason Brosseau of Colorado Springs, Colo., pulled away from Andrew Duncan of Las Vegas over the final mile to win the Las Vegas Marathon on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Brosseau finished in 2 hours 35 minutes and 26 seconds. The 46-year-old Duncan finished 10 seconds back.

Yon Yilma, 25, of Edmonds, Wash., led most of the way, passing halfway in 1:13:29 and 20 miles in 1:55:45. Brosseau and Duncan, who were running together at 20 miles (1:58:27) caught Yilma at the 23rd mile and battled back and forth the rest of the way to the finish line.

Justin Kurek, 33, rounded out the top 3 in 2:37:17, while Yilma finished fourth in 22:41:36.

In the women’s marathon, 43-year-old Nuta Olaru of Boulder, Colo., won for the second year in a row, finishing in 2:58:46.

The Romanian Olympian, who won last year’s race by 2 seconds, finished 6 minutes, 2 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Jennifer Benitiz of Carol Stream, Ill. Kellie Nickerson finished third in 3:11:02.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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