April 9, 2017 / 9:17 AM / 7 months ago

Kenyan Lonyangata wins Paris marathon

PARIS (Reuters) - Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata won the Paris marathon, clocking two hours six minutes and 10 seconds over 42.195km on a bright morning on Sunday.

Paul Lonyangata of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 41st Paris Marathon in Paris, France, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Lonyangata pulled clear when his compatriot Stephen Chebogut, who started with the best personal best of the field, cracked with 5.7km left.

The 24-year-old Lonyangata, a winner of the Lisbon and Shanghai marathons, beat his personal best by almost a minute.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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