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Kenyan women sweep marathon at World Championships

Reuters/Dylan Martinez
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In an unprecedented historical moment, Kenya completed a clean sweep of the World Championships women’s marathon on Saturday. Edna Kiplagat nabbed the gold medal.


Kiplagat, who outpaced fellow runners with a time of 2 hours 28 minutes, was also the winner of the 2010 New York marathon. The 31 year-old placed third in this year’s London marathon in April.

Second-place finisher Priscah Jeptoo came in at 2 hours 29 minutes, with Sharon Cherop following more than a half minute behind.

The race was divided into two laps of a 15km course and one lap of 12.195km through the southeastern city of Daegu, South Korea, the country’s fourth largest city.

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