A Brazilian lady made historical past Sunday on the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon.
- Brazilian lady wins Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon
- Giovanna Martins positioned first general on Sunday
- She is belived to be first lady to win main half marathon
Giovanna Martins, of Salto, Brazil, completed the thirteen.1 mile race first general in 1 hour, 19 minutes, sixteen seconds. Martins’ first-place end is believed to have made her the primary lady win a serious half marathon, in line with race officers.
“To my information, that is the primary time a feminine runner has gained a serious half marathon race that included each female and male runners,” race director Jon Hughes stated. “What I feel is superb is that within the 80s, the race area was solely 15 % ladies. Quick ahead to at present and our race individuals are almost sixty five % feminine.”
Martins, 34, beat second-place finisher Paul Graham of the UK by six seconds and third-place finisher Joseph Dreher of Melbourne, Florida.
“To be the primary, now that is historic for Brazil, it is historic for this race,” stated Martins. “It is a story I am going to inform my household, associates and college students. I am going to always remember it.”
Martins is not any stranger to Disney races. She gained the ladies’s division in final yr’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Martins additionally gained the gained the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2015 and 2017.
Greater than 15,000 runners participated within the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon.
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