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Posted: February 25, 2013  

Athletics: Kenyans dominate 2013 Tokyo Marathon - the first World Marathon Major of the season

In the women's race, Ethiopian Aberu Kebede followed up her Berlin marathon success by taking the title with a time of 2:25:34 at today's (February 24) Tokyo Marathon. [Aired on USN February 23 at 7 PM ET.] Immediately following her victory, Kebede vomited just steps after crossing the finish line. [VIDEO BELOW.] Yeshi Esayias, also of Kenya, finished second almost 30 seconds back with 40-year-old Irina Mikitenko of Germany, the World Marathon Majors champion in 2008 and 2009, in third place.

For the men, Dennis Kimetto claimed his first marathon victory in only his second race at this distance in a time of 2:06:50 - beating the Tokyo Marathon record by 33 seconds. Last year's winner, Michael Kipyego, finished eight seconds behind Kimetto to claim second and Bernard Kipyego took third completing a Kenyan sweep of the podium.

Video: Women's Race - Winner loses lunch

Video not available in Canada

Additional videos are available at UniversalSports.com


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