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Kenya's Maiyo wins men's title in Delhi marathon

Simon Maiyo led Kenya's domination of the men's New Delhi marathon on Sunday, while Enantesh Tadesse of Ethiopia won the women's title.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2006 17:30 IST

Simon Maiyo led Kenya's domination of the men's New Delhi marathon on Sunday, while Enantesh Tadesse of Ethiopia won the women's title.

Maiyo finished in just two hours and 17 minutes to clinch the men's title, edging out compatriots Mark Yatich and Francis Kamau in a close finish.

Just three seconds separated the three Kenyan marathoners as Yatich finishing second in 2:17:02 and Kamau claimed third place 2:17:03.

Tadesse clocked 2:44:29 to take the women's title, leaving in her wake Tanzania's Monika Samila.

Samila clocked 2:44:33 to finish second and spiked the challenge of Ethiopia's Kenneni Chala, who got the bronze in 2:44:37.

First Published: Feb 12, 2006 16:11 IST