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At London Marathon, a Record Falls

Mary Keitany breaks Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon record in 3rd win

(Newser) - Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, reports the AP , while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time. The 35-year-old Keitany completed the 26.2-mile in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second... More »

Kenyans Romp at NYC Marathon

Jemima Sumgong 3 seconds behind, tying closest women's finish

(Newser) - Mary Keitany of Kenya has won the women's title at the New York City Marathon, while Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has won the men's title giving him titles in Berlin, London, and New York in the past 13 months. Keitany overtook countrywoman Jemima Sumgong with about a half-mile... More »

Kenya's Kimetto Sets Record to Win Chicago Marathon

First major US marathon since Boston bombings

(Newser) - Dennis Kimetto of Kenya broke the course record today in capturing the Chicago Marathon, and compatriot Rita Jeptoo was the women's winner in the first major US marathon since the Boston bombings. Kimetto finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. He... More »

Kenyans Dominate Sweltering Boston Marathon

Second-slowest race since 1985

(Newser) - Kenyans conquered an unusually-hot Boston Marathon , with Wesley Korir winning in 2 hours, 12 minutes, and 40 seconds. Sharon Cherop beat out another Kenyan, Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, in a last-minute sprint; Cherop clocked in at 2 hours, 31 minutes, and 50 seconds. It was the second-slowest race since 1985, just... More »

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