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Kenya's Peter Some wins Paris marathon

Kenyan Peter Some was the surprise winner of the 37th Paris marathon on Sunday, beating Ethiopia's Tadese Tola and compatriot Eric Ndiema. The women's event winner was Ethiopian Boru Feyse Tadese.

Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Some took three minutes off his previous personal best, in Frankfurt in 2012, with a time of two hours five minutes and 38 seconds.

In the women's event Ethiopian Boru Feyse Tadese set a new course record of two hours 21 minutes ans six seconds.

Tola, the 2010 Paris winner, outspinted Ndiema to take second place, almost a minute after Some, who made his break for home around the 30km mark.

Tadese beat compatriot Merima Mohammed into second, more than two minutes behind, with Kenyan favourite Eunice Kirwa coming third.

The winner's time eclipsed that of another compatriot, Tirfi Beyene, who won in two hours 21 minutes and 40 seconds last year.

A record of almost 50,000 people watched the race on a sunny but chilly day.

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