Ideal conditions but no record in White Rock Marathon

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WFAA

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 6 at 10:29 AM

DALLAS — A brisk but sunny morning greeted thousands of runners Sunday for the 2010 MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon.

For the first time in its four-decade history, the 26.2-mile race started and ended at Dallas Fair Park.

The overall winner was Kenyan runner James Kirwa. The 26-year-old finished in 2:18:37, six minutes off the marathon's record pace.

Fellow Kenyans Edward Tabut (2:18:45) and Patrick Rotich (2:21:16) crossed the finish line behind Kirwa.

Unofficially, a relay team of high school runners finished in third place behind Tabut.

The women's division winner was 28-year-old Camille Herron of Indiana at 2:42:30. It was her sixth marathon and first victory.

Everlyne Lagat (2:45:42) and Atalelech Asfaw (2:46:16) followed.

WFAA sports reporter George Riba, participating in his 20th White Rock Marathon, stumbled on the course and landed on his face. Riba, a veteran of 26 marathons, was hospitalized for treatment of a reported broken nose. 

The race was broadcast live on WFAA.

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