Romanian Nuta Olaru wins Las Vegas marathon

Overcoming strong winds, 42 year old Romanian athlete Nuta Olaru was the winner of the women’s marathon in Las Vegas, on Sunday night in 2:51:31, NBC Sports reports.Adrian Neal, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was second in 2:51:33, followed by Dani Fischer, 24, of Madison, Wis., in 2:59:20. “We took turns taking the lead when it got really windy,” Neal said, referring to herself and Olaru, and how the two would block the wind from one another. Kenya’s Jonathan Ndambuki was the star headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, winning the Rock `n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon. The 36-year-old Ndambuki finished with a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes and 24 seconds – just more than a minute in front of his closest competitor, 31-year old Steve Dekoker, of Seattle, who finished the 26.2 mile race in 2:33:22. Sam Robinson, of Oakland, Calif., took third in 2:41:09.

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