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Kenyans take men's and women's titles in Paris Marathon

AFP , Sunday 8 Apr 2018
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Kenya's Betsy Saina celebrates as she places first in the Women's Group during the 42nd edition of the Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018 in Paris AFP
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Kenyans won the men and women's Paris Marathon titles on Sunday as, in a piece of theatre calculated by the organisers, the two champions finished almost together.

Paul Lonyangata retained his men's crown and also caught and passed Betsy Saina, the women's winner, in the last few hundred metres.

Lonyangata finished in 2hr 6min 21sec while Saina won her race in 2:22:56.

The women's race started 16min 26sec before the men, the difference in times between the male and female winners last year.

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