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Ugandan takes the marathon, final Olympic running event

Sunday, August 12, 2012 | 9:11 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The marathon, the final event if the London 1012 Olympics finished this morning with a Ugandan named Kiprotich taking top spot.

This the first marathon win for the African country.

"I can say I am very happy to win a medal for my country. I love my people. Uganda are very happy because we haven't won a medal in marathon races (before)," said an elated Stephen Kiprotich who beat his namesake, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich into third place.

Another Kenyan, Abel Kirui, placed second.

Results

Pl    Bib        Athlete                Mark            

1    3113      KIPROTICH Stephen         2:08:01            

2    2304      KIRUI Abel                2:08:27            

3    2302      KIPROTICH Wilson Kipsang        2:09:37            

4    3225      KEFLEZIGHI Mebrahtom        2:11:06            

5    1226      DOS SANTOS Marilson        2:11:10            

6    2230      NAKAMOTO Kentaro            2:11:16            

7    3368      NYASANGO Cuthbert            2:12:08        PB    

8    1229      PAULA Paulo Roberto        2:12:17            

9    2672      SZOST Henryk            2:12:28            

10    2139      PERTILE Ruggero            2:12:45

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