International Athletics

Kiptoo leads Kenyan sweep

2014-10-26 22:04
Running (AFP)

Frankfurt - Mark Kiptoo put behind him his second placed finish in 2013 by winning the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday and in the process leading a Kenyan cleansweep of the podium places in the men's race.

The 38-year-old, who won 5 000m bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, crossed the line in two hours, six minutes and 49 seconds in an exciting race whose outcome was decided only in the final kilometre.

Mike Kigen was a close second in 2:06:59 with Gilbert Yegon third in 2:07:08 after defending champion Vincent Kipruto, also of Kenya, lost contact with the lead group after around the 30 kilometre mark.

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