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
CNN
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.
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However, there was bitter disappointment for two of the pre-race favorites for victory. Read more.

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