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Walt Disney World Marathon weekend finishes strong with record-breaking performances

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Disney fans from all over the world showed up in Orlando this weekend proving they can go the distance!

Thousands of runners and even more spectators descended on the theme park for this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon.


This year’s race was extra special as the theme park celebrates 50 years in Central Florida.

The race went virtual in 2021 for the pandemic, and this year made a big comeback!

Brittany Charboneau, a runner from Denver, made history as the first person to win all four races.

She won the 5K dressed as Elsa from Frozen, then won the 10K as Bing Bong from Inside Out.

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She dominated the half marathon wearing a blue wig and yellow dress, channeling her inner Joy.

Charboneau finished first among females in Sunday’s marathon, complete with Cruella De Vil’s signature black and white hair.

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“It was so hard, I’m not even going to lie, I had to work for it. There were some really strong women out there. It was a Dopey challenge for a reason,” Charboneau said.

Among the men, Vanilson Neves crossed the finish line in just 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Brazilian ran at an average speed of 5 minutes and 45 seconds per mile.

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