SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Fatuma Sado of Ethiopia has won the Los Angeles Marathon women's race, breaking her personal best by more than 2 minutes and earning a $100,000 gender challenge bonus.
Kenya's Simon Njoroge won the men's race.
The 20-year-old Sado led over the final 20 miles and won in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 38 seconds in just her fourth marathon. She took advantage of a 17:31 head start the women's elite runners received over the men to win the prize given to the first runner, male or female, to finish.
Her previous best time was 2:28:01 last year in Istanbul. She previously won in Hamburg in her marathon debut.
Njoroge left countryman Weldon Kirui behind in the 22nd mile and finished in 2:12:12 for his seventh marathon victory.