Athletics - Kenyans dominate Turin Marathon

Sharon Cherop ran a women's record of two hours, 23 minutes and 57 seconds to win the 2012 Turin Marathon, with debutant Patrick Terer winning the men’s race.

Athletics - Kenyans dominate Turin Marathon

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Kenyan marathon runner Sharon Cherop

Kenyan Cherop, marathon bronze medallist at last year’s World Championships in Daegu, beat second-placed Hilda Kibet to the finish line in the benchmark-setting time on Sunday.

Kibet, born in Kenya but representing the Netherlands, was timed at 2:25.56 ahead of third placed Valeria Straneo (2:27.04).

Terer meanwhile was a surprise package in the male version, winning his maiden marathon with a strong time of two hours, 10 minutes and 35 seconds.

Ben Andrew Kimutai earned plaudits after crossing the line in 2:18.48 despite hitting the proverbial wall at one stage and falling to the pavement.

After some brief treatment, Kimutai continued on to set a great time under the circumstances.

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