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Kiprop sets Mumbai marathon record

Pacemaker Jackson Kiprop of Uganda and rookie Valentine Kipketer of Kenya set new course records on their way to the men and women’s titles respectively in the USD 350,000 10th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in Mumbai on Sunday.Debutant Kiprop, who was supposed to set the pace in the closing stages, overcame a strong field that included defending men’s champion Laban Moiben of Kenya to storm to the finish line in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 32 seconds. In second place was Jacob Cheshari of Ethiopi while Elijah Kemboi came third in 2:10:03.
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