Tsegaye Kebede Wins London Marathon

Above: Tsegaye Kebede crosses the line first to secure victory
in Sunday’s London Marathon at 2:05:18.

Sports News
April 25, 2010 — Updated 1430 GMT (2230 HKT)

CNN) — Last year’s runner-up Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia has won the 2010 London Marathon in a time of two hours, five minutes and 18 seconds.

Olympic bronze medallist Kebede forced the pace with six miles remaining to finish over a minute ahead of his rivals.

In a 1-2-3 for African nations, Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutaim finished second, adding to the silver he won in the world championships in Berlin, with Morocco’s Jaouad Gharib in third place.
However, there was bitter disappointment for two of the pre-race favorites for victory. Read more.

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