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Kenyans sweep Athens Marathon


(AP) — Felix Kipchirchir Kandie won the Athens Marathon Sunday, setting a new course record of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 37 seconds.

Kandie broke away from compatriot Raymond Kimutai Bett after 35 kilometers to win by nearly two minutes. Bett was timed in 2:12:34.

Josphat Kiptanui Chobei came in third in 2:15:38, 13 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Julius Kiplagat Korir.

The previous course record was held by Italy’s Stefano Baldini, set at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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