Jameson man wins Columbus Marathon

Updated: October 16, 2005, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Teren Jameson became the first American to win the Columbus Marathon in 12 years Sunday, finishing in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 37 seconds.

Jameson, from Taylorsville, Utah, pulled away from second-place finisher Jonathan Ndambuki of Kenya right before the 16-mile marker.

Brad Hudson was the last American man to win the race. He won in 1992 and 1993.

Ndambuki, the 1997 winner, finished in 2:20:41.

Lyudmyla Pushkina of Gainesville, Fla., won the women's race for the third time in the last four years. The 40-year-old Ukraine native finished in 2:29:56. Larisa Michailov of West Chester, Pa., was second in 2:41:58.

Jameson and Pushkina each earned $5,000.

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