LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)-- A Kenya native who now lives in Toluca, Mexico has won the men's division in Sunday's ninth-annual Little Rock Marathon. Leah Thorvilson won the women's division.
Mark Chepsis, age 34, won with a time of 2:24:07. Chepsis said, "I am very pleased to win. I felt very good on this run."
Coming in second in the men's division was 31-year-old Julius Kosgei with a time of 2:29:17. Kosgei, a Kenya native, now lives in Searcy, Ark.
Placing third was Matthew Fecht, age 27, of Warren, Mich.
It's a 'three-peat' for Little Rock's own Leah Thorvilson! For the third year in a row, Thorvilson, age 32, won the women's division with a time of 2:45:51.