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Hopi/Navajo Runner Was 1st American to Finish 2023 LA Marathon


March 23, 2023

A proud Hosava Kretzmann (Hopi/Navajo) was the first American to finish the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19, 2023. (Photo/Los Angeles Marathon via Twitter)

Just after he finished the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, Hosava Kretzmann (Hopi/Navajo) was told by a marathon official that he was the first American and sixth person to cross the finish line. He could hardly believe it.

The 28-year-old finished the 26.2-mile race in a time of 2:19:55.

Incredibly, it was the first full marathon Kretzmann had ever run. On Sunday, he was among 22,000 runners who participated in the Los Angeles Marathon.


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