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Colorado runner wins all four races at Disney Marathon weekend

Brittany Charboneau became the first runner to win all four events in the event’s 29-year history

Colorado runner Brittany Charboneau climbed to the top of the podium on four occasions this past weekend at the Disney Marathon Weekend in Orlando, Fla. She won the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon in four consecutive days, while dressed as her favourite Disney characters.

Charboneau winning the 2022 Walt Disney World Marathon in 2:45. Photo: Brittany Charboneau/Strava

Charboneau became the first runner to win all four events in the event’s 29-year history. She started her challenge with the 5K on Thursday, Jan. 6 and finished with the marathon on Jan. 9. She completed the marathon in 2:45:13, the half marathon in 1:19:20, the 10K in 36:36 and the 5 km in 17:39 – completing all four races is known as the “Dopey Challenge.”

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Charboneau is a marathoner from Denver, Colo., who ran for Colorado State University in the NCAA. She decided to run the Disney Marathon after facing some setbacks during her marathon build earlier this year, which eventually resulted in her dropping out of the 2021 Boston Marathon mid-race.

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Brittany Charboneau dressed as Elsa from Frozen at the DisneyWorld 5K. Photo: Brittany Charboneau/Strava

She won the 5K race dressed as Elsa from “Frozen” and the 10K as Bing Bong from the movie Inside Out. In the half marathon, she chose to run as another character from Inside Out, Joy. She finished her challenge in the marathon dressed as Cruella de Vil from the Disney classic: 101 Dalmatians.

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