Ethiopian runner Amane Gobena past the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, taking home a $50,000 prize for beating her male counterparts in the race’s “gender challenge.”
The only caveat was that Gobena didn’t have the fastest time. Women were given a 17:41 head start in the co-ed race. Gobena ran the 26.2 mile race in 2 hours 27 minutes and 37 seconds, crossing the finish line 41 seconds ahead of Gebo Burka who finished in 2 hours 10 minutes and 37 seconds.
Gobena and Burka, both Ethopian, won $25,000 each for winning the men and women’s portions of the race.