Colby grad Vassallo wins the Philadelphia Marathon

American runner Daniel Vassallo and the Netherlands’ Mariska Kramer outpaced a record field of about 11,000 runners to win Sunday’s Philadelphia Marathon.

Twenty-five-year-old Vassallo, of Wilmington, Mass., completed the 26.2-mile course in two hours, 21 minutes, 28 seconds. He finished comfortably ahead of runner-up David Bedoya of Somerville, Mass., who had a time of 2:23.37.

Vassallo, a Colby College graduate, won the 2007 Maine Marathon in a record time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 54 seconds.

Thirty-six-year-old Kramer, of Drachten, the Netherlands, clocked in at 2:38.55.

Vassallo had sports hernia surgery July 8 and planned to run only the half-marathon but said his recovery and training went so well that he decided to run the full marathon after all.


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