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Thoms and Hawker Win Spartathlon

 
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Sparta, Greece, September 29. Stu Thoms of Germany and Lizzy Hawker, a British subject living in Switzerland, won the 246-km Spartathlon, which follows the route that Pheidippides took, according to legend. Thomas finished a mere 8 minutes ahead of Tetsuo Kiso of Japan, with Hawker a close third.

Men
1. Stu Thoms, 46, Germany, 26:28:19
2. Tetsuo Kiso, 44, Japan, 26:36:23
3. Markus Thalmann, 48, Austria, 27:14:25
4. Andreas Falk, 35, Sweden, 27:58:42
5. Michael Vanicek, 44, Germany, 28:28:51

Women
1. Lizzy Hawker, 26, Switzerland, 27:02:17
2. Leonie van den Haak, 31, Netherlands, 28:42:36
3. Szilvia Lubics, 38, Hungary, 29:45:56
4. Annett Bahicke, 44, Germany, 32:10:46
5. Ming-chu Lu, 39, Taiwan, 33:32:31

Gregg Geerdes from Annandale, Virginia, who is currently residing in Taiwan, was the top American finisher in 12th place at 29:38:10. Glen Redpath, a Canadian national living in New York City, finished in 32:29. Oz Pearlman and Michael Arnstein, both also from New York City, finished a mere 13 seconds apart in 33:22.