Massachusetts man wins Philadelphia marathon

More than 30,000 runners participated in the marathon

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Massachusetts man who won in 2010 has returned to win the Philadelphia Gore-Tex marathon.

Twenty-nine-year-old Dan Vassallo, of Peabody, Massachusetts, also finished fast enough to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials. To do that, Vassallo had to run faster than 2:18.

Vassallo’s unofficial winning time was 2:17:28 on Sunday morning.

Leonora Patrina, of Bayport, New York, was the fastest female finisher with an unofficial time of 2:39:58.

More than 30,000 runners participated in the marathon and several related events this weekend, including a half marathon, an 8-kilometer run, and a Kids Fun Run.

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