Fredison Costa of Brazil Wins Second Straight Walt Disney World Marathon

The 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon has come to a close and Brazilian runner Fredison Costa was the first to cross the finish line. This is the fourth win for Costa in the last five years. Brazilian runners dominated the finish line with Trindade Mateus coming in second; Joao Fonseca finished third and past Disney Marathon champion Adriano Bastos was fourth . Giovanna Martins of Brazil was the top female winner, finishing the marathon in 2:50:20.

Fredison Costa wins 2015 Walt Disney World MarathonFredison Costa wins 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon

The marathon weekend is Central Florida's largest sporting event and more than 100,000 runners and spectators descended upon the Walt Disney World Resort for events that started on Thursday, January 8.

This year's events included the Family Fun Run 5K, the runDisney Kids Races, the Walt Disney World 10K, the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, and the Walt Disney World Marathon. This was the 10th anniversary of Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge that includes 39.3 miles over two races.

The weekend also included the Dopey Challenge where participants ran the 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon for a total of 48.6 miles.

A total of 84,150 people registered for the weekend's races including: 26,700 for the marathon; 26,70 for the half marathon; 12,700 for the 10K; and 12,800 for the 5K. More than 7,000 people participated in the Dopey Challenge and 6,500 participated in Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge.

Congratulations to all the participants!

Do you have plans to run in a runDisney race this year? Let us know in the comments!

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 13:24:

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Fantastic! It was quite the exciting weekend, and I love that they live streamed from the races.

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