Biwott sets race record in Paris marathon

Kenya's Stanley Biwott broke away with around 10 kilometres left to win the Paris marathon in a race record on Sunday.

Eurosport

The 26-year-old Biwott clocked two hours five minutes 11 seconds over 42.195 km to beat fellow Kenyan Vincent Kipruto's previous Paris mark by 36 seconds.

"The pace was a bit slow and I knew if I could up the pace a little but I could win it. And when I went, I knew I was going to win it," Biwott told French TV channel France 3.

Ethiopia's Girima Assefa was second, crossing the finish line on Avenue Foch one minute 12 seconds behind on a chilly morning.

Ethiopian Tirfi Beyene won the women's race in a Paris record of two hours 21 minutes 39 seconds.

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