Kenyan duo Chumba, Kiplagat win Chicago Marathon titles

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CHICAGO: Dickson Chumba captured the Chicago Marathon men’s title on Sunday (Monday in Manila), leading the second straight Kenyan podium sweep by finishing ahead of Sammy Kitwara and Sammy Ndungu. Chumba crossed the finish line in 2hr 09min 25sec to beat Kitwara (2:09.50) in a race that featured slower times than usual after organizers decided not to include pacesetters. Ndungu (2:10.06) claimed the bronze, outsprinting Ethiopia’s Girmay Birhanu Gebru (2:10.07) down the stretch for the final podium position. Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat won the women’s title in a time of 2:23.33 as athletes from the East African distance running powerhouses dominated both elite fields.

AFP

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