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Lenore Moreno wins the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.
A Southern Californian runner smashed the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon record by 9 minutes this Mother’s Day.
Lenore Moreno from West Covina, Calif., finished the race in 1:15:55. “Just being inside Disneyland, I think that’s what gave me that push and helped me to forget about how long this half marathon was and just to enjoy the moment,” Moreno, 24, said.
The previous record for the 13.1-mile course was 1:24:11.
Coming in second was Ann Mazur of Charlottesville, Virgina with a time of 1:24:10. Anne-Marie Nuno of Irvine, Calif. came in third with a time of 1:24:21.
More than 16,000 runners from across the nation and 22 countries participated in the marathon. Finishers received a commemorative Tinker Bell “wings’’ medal. The Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is one of eight annual runDisney events and one of two women-focused events.