Athletics - Kenyans dominate Istanbul marathon

African athletes sealed a clean sweep at the Istanbul Marathon, with Kenyan runners dominating the men’s event in Turkey.

Athletics - Kenyans dominate Istanbul marathon

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People walk over the Bosphorus Bridge that links Istanbul's European and Asian side during the 34th annual Euroasia Marathon and People's Run in Istanbul on November 11, 2012.

Stephan Chebogut won the men’s race in a time of two hours, 11 minutes and five seconds, with compatriots Kiprotich Yegon and Evans Kiplagat five-and-a-half and six-and-a half-minutes behind respectively.

Ethiopia’s Koren Jelela Yal won women's race in 2:28:06 to take the $50,000 first prize.

Compatriot Amane Gobena was second with Turkey’s Sultan Haydar third.

It was the 34th edition of the Eurasian marathon.

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