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Marathons and Road Race Results around the world, April 26-27, from EME News: Running in Chiba, photo by Photo...

HANNOVER (GER, Apr 27): Kenyan Henry Chirchir won a thrilling sprint finish at the TUI Marathon Hannover in 2:11:30. The Kenyan took his first marathon victory in windy conditions just a stride ahead of 40 year-old Francis Bowen who was given the same time. Evans Ruto, winner of the Hannover Marathon in 2009, completed a Kenyan sweep in 2:11:34. Fourth Martin Kiprugut 2:11:37 and best European Abdelhadi El Hachimi running for Belgium in 2:14:14 as 8th. Souad Ait Salem took the women's title in 2:33:09. The Algerian led throughout the race and was more than two minutes ahead already at 25 k. Nadeshda Leonteva of Russia and Bornes Kitur of Kenya closed the gap over the last stages but could not reach the winner who suffered from blisters. Leonteva finished second in 2:33:32, Kitur clocked a personal best of 2:33:50 for third place in her first marathon outside Kenya. German ...

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