Tirfi Beyene Breaks Paris Records, Tiki Gelana & Yemane Adhane Win in Rotterdam

Tirfi Beyene of Ethiopia holds her trophy after winning the women’s race at the 36th Paris Marathon, Sunday April 15, 2012. (Thibault Camus / Associated Press )

By Associated Press

PARIS — Kenya’s Stanley Biwott and Ethiopia’s Beyene Tirfi won the Paris marathon in record times on Sunday.

Biwott won in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds, according to provisional times from the race organizer, beating the old mark of 2:05.47 set by Kenyan Vincent Kipruto in 2009.

Tirfi, who was third in 2010, dominated the women’s race in 2:21.40 to surpass Ethiopian Astede Bayisa’s mark of 2:22.02 from two years ago.

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Related:
Kenenisa in Dublin, Beyene wins Paris, Gelana cracks 2:19 in Rotterdam (Athletics Weekly)
Ethiopian Adhane wins Rotterdam Marathon (The Seattle Times)
Kenya’s Chumba, Ethiopia’s Demissie top Austin 10/20 ( The Austin American-Statesman)
Gebrselassie beats Radcliffe in half-marathon race (San Jose Mercury News)


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