Gabriela Traña represented Costa Rica well finishing 40th in the World Athletics Championship, with a time of 3:19:13. The first place winner was Rut Chepngetich from Kenya.
While Traña already ran the Pan American Games in Lima, her greatest triumph was to finish the World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar on Friday.
The temperature was over 40 degree Celsius and there was high humidity, leading many to abandon the 42-kilometer race. Gabriela became the first Costa Rican to conclude a marathon in a World Cup.
The racers were shaking from the heat. They used damp cloths and sponges to refresh their bodies and prevent collapse. The first racer to cross the finish line had a time of 2:17:08.