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Photo Feature by Juan Suárez

HAVANA TIMES — The annual Marabana marathon took place last Sunday with 3,800 participants, including 664 foreigners, aiming for the full run at 42 kilometers or the half marathon at 21 kms. The action got underway in front of the Capitolio building at 7:00 a.m.

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Jorge Luis Suárez (2:28:45) was the first to cross the finish line for the men running the full marathon, followed by Alexeis Marchado (2:34:51) and Yumier Fouman (2:34:56). Misleidys Vargas (3:09:30) was the winner for the women with Leticia Cedeño (3:21:47) second and the Canadian Elita Rahn (3:27:06) third.

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In the half marathon the best time was from Richer Pérez (1:10:02). The athlete will be competing in the Central American and Caribbean Games taking place in Veracruz, Mexico. He will run the full marathon on Nov. 30th. Henry Jaen (1:10:49) finished second and Lioyan Torress (1:11:09) third.

The best women’s ½ marathon came from Yailen Garcia (1:20:58), followed by Milena Perez (1:25:58) and Raquel Martinez (1:33:55).

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