Unheralded American Sue Marchiano won the women's IAAF World Marathon Cup Saturday, leading all the way.

The 34-year-old distance runner from Henderson, Nev., sprinted ahead of a group of 78 starters in Milan's Arena and finished in a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 48 seconds.Marchiano gave the U.S. team its first victory in three editions of the World Marathon Cup and improved her previous best performance by nearly four minutes.