Coming in second in the menís division was 31-year-old Julius Kosgei with a time of 2:29:17. Kosgei, also a Kenya native, now lives in Searcy, Ark. Placing third was Matthew Fecht, age 27, of Warren, Mich.
Itís a Ďthree-peatí for Little Rockís own Leah Thorvilson! For the third year in a row, Thorvilson, 32, won the womenís division with a time of 2:45:51.
When asked about her third victory, Thorvilson, said with a laugh, "It hurts!" She added that, "this was the worst Little Rock Marathon ever for me. I did something to my foot, then at about ten miles, it loosened up. At mile twenty, second place was a lot closer than I thought. It made me pretty nervous. I saw the finish line and it was all I could do to sprint."
Thorvilson did not beat her best Little Rock Marathon time of 2:44:23 in 2009. Placing second in the womenís division was Uli Bromme, age 27, of Boulder, Colo., with a time of 2:47:52. Third was Donna Palisca, age 33, of Fayetteville, North Carolina.