Des Moines Marathon The lead group, no time to be social two miles into the race. Cresting the hill on Forest Drive, south of Grand, Walter notices the dog that has little interest in the marathon. It can be lonely out there! Aid station at the six mile mark, almost out of the hills. Lot's of cheers for the USA. Near the little traffic circle on Harwood. Brian Palmer keeping watch over the 3:35 crew The front pack, near mile 15 still holding together. This group of seven would disintegrate to three at mile 22 with Philip Lagat taking the win. 1st place is Biruktait Degefa's , who holds everyone else off for another 11 miles and takes home a $10,000 pay day. The half marathoners heading home.