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Ugandan Kiprotich wins world men's marathon title

Uganda's Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich won the men's marathon title at the World Athletics Championships today.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2013 19:28 IST
Stephen Kiprotich,World Athletics Championships,Olympic champion

Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda pulled away late in the race and won the men's marathon gold medal Saturday at the world championships.

Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia took the silver, 21 seconds behind Kiprotich's winning time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 51 seconds. Tadese Tola of Ethiopia took the bronze, 32 seconds behind. No Kenyans were in the top three for the first time at a world championship since 2005.

Kenyans had won the last three world titles. The best Kenyan on a sunny and warm afternoon in Moscow was Peter Some in ninth place.

First Published: Aug 17, 2013 19:18 IST