Catalina Miranda took first in the Cartago Marathon. This was her second win. She was timed at 3:06:50. This got her gold in the women’s category and 34th place overall, out of 361 participants.
It was a thrilling 42-kilometer competition that ended at Orosi. Lauren McNiven and Mónica Navarro came in second and third in the women’s category. Kenyan Stephen Tanui won in the masculan category. He had a full 15 minutes on the second place runner, Jason Villalobos. Wesley Peraza took third.
Miranda enjoyed being with the best marathon runners in the country. Aside from being a great runner, she is a nutritionist and mom. Her running debut was ten years ago at the Marine Corps in Washington. Her first win was in 2013 at the Quepos marathon, which she ran in 3:17. Her personal best time was run in Chicago last year, 2:58:08.