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Leah Thorvilson Wins 2012 Little Rock Marathon

Arkansas native Leah Thorvilson easily won the 2012 Little Rock Marathon on Sunday over her female competition with a time of 2:37:26.

Her time was 10 minutes ahead of the second female to finish, Hellen Rotich (2:47:46). Third place female went to Heather McWhirter (2:54:14).

Thorvilson’s time was fast enough to place her 4th overall and just 8 minutes behind overall winner Mark Chepses.

Chepses won with a time of 2:29:42. Second place went to Julius Kosgei (2:32:15) and third went to Zach Nyambaso (2:34:47).

Little Rock Marathon Top 10 Finishers:

  1. Mark Chepses – 2:29:42
  2. Julius Kosgei – 2:32:15
  3. Zach Nyambaso – 2:34:47
  4. Leah Thorvilson – 2:37:26
  5. Joseph Aulwes – 2:39:53
  6. John Piggott – 2:41:11
  7. Marathonjunkie Engle – 2:43:16
  8. Brad Poppele – 2:43:59
  9. James Bresette – 2:44:11
  10. John Yoder – 2:45:14

The finish was a personal record for Thorvilson who ran the Olympic Marathon Qualifying Trials last month in Houston.

Thorvilson is Run It Fast – Club member #34 (Join Run It Fast – The Club HERE).

More Winning Photos of Leah

Congrats to Leah from the RIF family on her PR and dominating the competition at Little Rock. Way to Run It Fast!!!

[images: Leah Thorvilson]

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Joshua Holmes has completed 197 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 43 including races such as the Badwater 135, Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (3x). His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Barkley Fall Classic, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Follow @joshuaholmes on Instagram

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