Fernando Cabada wins Twin Cities Marathon
Fernando Cabada, 26, won the men's national marathon championship in St. Paul Sunday, the Pioneer Press reported.
The course, 26.2 miles long, runs from downtown Minneapolis to the state Capitol.
His finished in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 32 seconds, one minute and six seconds faster than the second place finisher, the Star Tribune reported.
Cabada, who grew up in Fresno, Calif., and lives in Boulder, Colo., won $25,000 for his first-place finish.
Cabada was raised by a single mother on welfare. Money has been tight for them, he said.
At the end of the marathon, Cabada started tearing up.
"I thought about my mom, my brother."
Olga Glok of Russia won the women's division with a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes, 38 seconds.