CHUMBA, TSEGAYE WIN TOKYO MARATHON

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TOKYO: Dickson Chumba won the men’s race at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday in a meet record of two hours, five minutes and 42 seconds as Kenyan and Ethiopian runners dominated the event. The 27-year-old Kenyan was followed home by Tadese Tola of Ethiopia at 2:05:57 and fellow countryman Sammy Kitwara at 2:06:30. Runners from the two African countries swept the top seven spots in the men’s race and the top five in the women’s. Ethiopia’s Tirfi Tsegaye won the women’s race in a meet record of 2:22:23. Fellow Ethiopian Berhane Dibaba finished second at 2:22:30 and Lucy Kabuu of Kenya third at 2:24:16.

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