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Kenyans dominate Paris Marathon

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-04-10

Kenyan Benjamin Kiptoo (pictured) won the Paris Marathon on Sunday, finishing the 42.2-kilometre race in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 31 seconds. Compatriot Priscah Jeptoo also won the women's marathon.

AP - Kenyan runners dominated the Paris Marathon on Sunday by achieving one-two finishes in the men’s and women’s races.

Men’s winner Benjamin Kiptoo completed the 42.2-kilometer race in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 31 seconds. Compatriot Bernard Kipyego overtook Eshetu Wendimu of Ethiopia to finish second, 45 seconds behind.

Priscah Jeptoo captured the women’s race in 2:22:55, nearly two minutes ahead of fellow Kenyan Agnes Kiprop.

Kiptoo made his move in the 37th kilometer to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish. The 32-year-old Kenyan also ran his fastest marathon, beating his previous personal best when he won the 2009 Rome Marathon in 2:07:17.

Ten men were still in contention in the last 10 kilometers as they entered the Bois de Boulogne. Last year’s runner-up Alfred Kering of Kenya made a break in the 34th kilometer but failed to pull away and finished fourth.

The leading group reached the halfway stage in 1:02:39.

Pacesetter John Komen of Kenya accelerated in the 23rd kilometer to break up a group that had already shrunk to 16 runners.

Four women were still competing for victory in the last 10 kilometers but Jeptoo took control of the race in the Bois the Boulogne. Only Kiprop was able to keep pace with her for a short time.

Jeptoo improved by more than four minutes her previous best time set last year when she won the Torino Marathon.

Hans Frei of Switzerland won the wheelchair race in 1:29:13.

A field of 32,092 started the 35th edition of the Paris race from the Champs Elysees.

Date created : 2011-04-10

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