Victorious debut marathon
Belarusian runner Alexandra Duliba wins 28th Asics Los Angeles Marathon
By Igor Grishin
According to the Associated Press Agency, this was Ms. Duliba’s first marathon, as she prefers shorter distances. However, the Belarusian covered the distance within 2 hours 26 minutes and 8 seconds, beating the national record of Belarus by 15 seconds.
Ms. Duliba will receive $75,000 for her victory:
$25,000 for her race and $50,000 as the absolute winner, beating even the male runners. At the post-race press conference, Ms. Duliba admitted that she had spent three and a half months training for the marathon. “By the end, I was confident that I could perform well, being able to produce a quick time,” she said, adding that she was able to admire the scenery while running, and found it very beautiful.