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Foreign Runners Win Las Vegas Marathon

February 12, 1996

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Foreign runners dominated the 30th annual Las Vegas International Marathon on Sunday, with Zoltan Holda of Hungary winning the men’s division and Elena Makolova of Russia the women’s division.

Holda was timed in two hours, 17 minutes, 11 seconds while Makolova was clocked in 2:40:17.

Ronnie Holassie of Trinidad was second in the men’s division at 2:18:25, followed by Valery Fedotov of Russia in 2:18:37; Artenio Navarro of Mexico in 2:21:02, and Sergei Davydov of Russia in 2:23:38.

Leonard Hall of Klamath Falls, Ore., was the first American male to finish, placing 11th.

Leticia De Quiroz of Mexico finished second in the women’s division in 2:41:35, followed by Esmeralda Carrasco of Mexico in 2:41:51; Wendy Llewellyn of New Zealand in 2:42:41, and Trudi Thomson of Scotland in 2:44:39.

The best performance by an American woman was turned in by Mollie Star of Portland, Ore., who was seventh.

There were about 1,700 entries in the Marathon and about 3,000 in a half-marathon.

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