Brazilians win the men's and women's 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon event

Jan 14, 2019 in "Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend"

Returning winners Fredison Costa and Giovanna Martins, both won their respective races at the 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon yesterday.

Costa, a native of Brazil who now lives in Kissimmee and trains at Walt Disney World Resort, recaptured the title after struggling through last year’s race. It was his seventh Disney Marathon victory, leaving him one shy of Adriano Bastos’ record of eight wins.

Costa posted a time of 2:18:45, far off the race record of 2:11:50, but well ahead of second-place finisher Nick Hilton (2:21:48), the Flagstaff, AZ runner who won the race a year ago, and Jose Lima of Brazil (2:26:40), who was third.

In the women's race, Giovanna Martins of Salto, Brazil, won her fourth Walt Disney World Marathon, and the third in a row.

She crossed the finish line in 2:45:24 – more than two minutes ahead of Antonia Lins Da Silva of Fortaleza, Brazil, who was second (2:47:36) and Nancy Jurgens of Apex, North Carolina who was third (2:50:39).

The next runDisney race weekend is the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals, February 21–24 2019.

Article Posted: Jan 14, 2019 / 11:58am ET