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Kenya's Kelai wins men's marathon gold medal

John Ekiru Kelai of Kenya pulled away from the group of leaders in the second half of the race and was never tested again, winning the men's marathon today at the Commonwealth Games.

delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2010 09:09 IST

John Ekiru Kelai of Kenya pulled away from the group of leaders in the second half of the race and was never tested again, winning the men's marathon Thursday at the Commonwealth Games.

Kelai was running in group with four others near the 30-kilometer mark when he accidentally clipped Reinhold Iita of Namibia. After turning to apologize, the Kenyan broke away from the rest and won in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 35 seconds.

Michael Shelly of Australia, who was not in the leading group but ran a fast second half, clawed his way up second place for the silver in 2:15:28. Amos Tirop Matui of Kenya took bronze in 2:15:58.