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SKorea's Ji takes marathon gold at Asian Games

other Updated: Nov 27, 2010 13:08 IST

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Ji Young-jun won the men's marathon at the Guangzhou Asian Games, securing South Korea's fourth athletics gold medal in the final event on the program.

The 29-year-old runner completed the 42.2-kilometer course on an island south of Guangzhou in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds. Ji raised his arms at the finish line and later unfurled the South Korean national flag.

Yukihiro Kitaoka took silver in 2:12:46. The Japanese runner edged Qatar's Mubarak Hassan Shami, who faded after unsuccessfully battling Ji for the top spot in the final stretch of the race. The Qatari finished 7 seconds behind Kitaoka.

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