KENENISA BEKELE WINS PARIS MARATHON

By The Associated Press
Published 11:00 am, Sunday, April 6, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris marathon on Sunday on his debut at the distance.

Bekele completed the 42.2-kilometer race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 3 seconds to break the race record set by Stanley Biwott of Kenya in 2012.

Limenih Getachew of Ethiopia finished second, 1:45 behind.

Flomena Cheyech of Kenya dominated the women’s race in 2:22:41.

Bekele won the gold medal in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has struggled with injuries over the past few years and hasn’t won a major title since the 2009 world championships in Berlin.

Sunday At Paris Men

1. Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 2:05:04.

2. Limenih Getachew, Ethiopia, 2:06:49.

3. Luka Kanda, Kenya, 2:08:02.

4. Robert Kwambai, Kenya, 2:08:48.

5. Jackson Limo, Kenya, 2:09:06.

6. Gideon Kipketer, Kenya, 2:10:36.

7. Mike Kigen, Kenya, 2:10:59.

8. Grigoriy Andreev, Russia, 2:13:00.

9. Ketema Behailu, Ethiopia, 2:13:23.

10. Mark Kiptoo, Kenya, 2:13:59.

Women

1. Flomena Cheyech, Kenya, 2:22:44.

2. Yebrgual Melese, Ethiopia, 2:26:21.

3. Ahmed Zemzem, Ethiopia, 2:29:35.

4. Faith Chemaoi, Kenya, 2:31:59.

5. Gebisse Godana Derbe, Ethiopia, 2:36:27.

6. Martha Komu, France, 2:36:33.

7. Aheza Kiros, Ethiopia, 2:38:12.

8. Laurane Picoche, France, 2:39:22.

9. Yulia Arkhipova, Kyrgyzstan, 2:40:20.

10. Kim Dillen, Netherlands, 2:41:31.

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