• MARATHON TIMELINE: Repeat male, female winners take first place in Disney Marathon

    By: Sarah Wilson

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    WALT DISNEY WORLD, Fla. - 9 a.m.: That's a wrap on our live coverage of the 26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon.

    Thanks so much for tuning in, and congratulations to all of the runners!

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    8:30 a.m.: Runners are continuing to make their way through the parks and Mickey and Minnie Mouse and ready to greet each one of them at the finish line.

    Channel 9 is continuing to broadcast live from the finish line until 9 a.m. You can watch on the WFTV News App, the WFTV.com livestream or the WFTV Now Streaming App.


    8:15 a.m.: The female winner of the Walt Disney World Marathon, Giovanna Martins, just crossed the finish line!

    It's her second year in a row winning the race.

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    7:50 a.m.: And we have a winner!

    Fredison Costa is the first place finisher for the 26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon. This is his seventh win of the marathon. Congratulation, Fredison!

    7:45 a.m.: The winners are moment away from completing the 26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon!

    Watch the finish live NOW on the WFTV News App, the WFTV.com livestream or the WFTV Now Streaming App.

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    7:35 a.m. The lead runner is in the final stretch making his way through Hollywood Studios! The winners are expected to finish the race in the next half hour.

    7:18 a.m.: The lead runners of the marathon are making their way through Animal Kingdom.

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    7:15 a.m.: A glimpse at what it looks like behind the scenes of our live broadcast as runners near the finish line.


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    WATCH: Couple has raced every Disney marathon since getting engaged at finish line

    7 a.m.: The first wheelchair finisher has completed the Disney Marathon.

    6:55 a.m.: Any minute, wheelchair participants in the Disney Marathon should be crossing the finish line.

    Until then, runners are enjoying watching the sunrise over Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom.

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    Follow our team along the race route for all the can't-miss moments!


    6:30 a.m.: We're about an hour away from winners crossing the finish line. But here's a close up of the medal they'll be getting when they do:

    Viewers can watch the marathon unfold live on the WFTV News App, the WFTV.com livestream or the WFTV Now Streaming App.

    6 a.m.: Runners are still making their way across the starting line. The 15,000 runners are separated into nine corrals that stagger their start times for the race.

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    5:30 a.m.: And they're off!

    Runners are on the move for the 26th annual Walt Disney World Marathon.


    Follow our team along the race route for all the can't-miss moments!


    5 a.m.: Channel 9 is broadcasting live from the finish line of the Walt Disney World marathon as runners warm up and ready to run.

    The race will get underway at 5:30 a.m.


    Send us your marathon photos! Post them on your Twitter or Instagram using #WFTV and you may see them on-air and online! 


    ORIGINAL STORY: On your mark, get set ... It's almost time for Disney Marathon runners to hit the pavement for the most magical marathon of the year.

    The Walt Disney World Marathon starts at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. 

    It’s the only race of the year that that goes through each one of the Disney theme parks.

    Channel 9 is broadcasting live from the finish line from 5 to 9 a.m. following along for all 26.2 miles.

    Viewers can also watch the marathon unfold live on the WFTV News App, the WFTV.com livestream or the WFTV Now Streaming App.

    Follow our team along the race route for all the can't-miss moments!

    Send us your marathon photos! Post them on your Twitter or Instagram using #WFTV and you may see them on-air and online! 

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