Athletics

Some wins Paris Marathon

2013-04-07 21:39
Running (AFP)

Paris - Kenyan Peter Some was a shock winner of the Paris marathon on Sunday as he won the 37th edition of the event ahead of Ethiopia's Tadese Tola and compatriot Eric Ndiema.

Some took three minutes off his previous personal best, from Frankfurt in 2012, to win in a time of 2hr 05min 38sec.

Tola, the winner here in 2010, out-sprinted Ndiema to take second place, almost a minute after the winner.

Some made his break for home around the 30km mark with a fierce acceleration that left the group of favourites trailing in his wake.

A record of almost 50 000 people took to the streets of the City of Lights under mild sunshine that took the edge off a chilly morning.

Results from the Paris marathon on Sunday:

Men

1. Peter Some (KEN) 42,195km in 2hr 5min 38 sec, 2. Tadese Tola (ETH) 2h06:33, 3. Eric Ndiema (KEN) 2h06:34, 4. Chikuala Bacha Merges (ETH) 2h06:56, 5. Philip Sanga (KEN) 2h06:57

Women

1. Boru Tadese (ETH) 2hr 21min 06sec, 2. Merima Mohammed (ETH) 2h23:14, 3. Eunice Kirwa (KEN) 2h23:34, 4. Dinknesh Tefera (ETH) 2h25:09, 5. Agnes Kiprop (KEN) 2h25:22

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