Kwambai defends Seoul marathon title

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iol spt nov4 Kwambai-file picture. AFP James Kwambai stormed to victory in the Seoul Marathon for the second year running, winning by almost five minutes.

Seoul – James Kwambai stormed to victory in the Seoul Marathon for the second year running on Sunday, winning by almost five minutes to lead a Kenyan 1-2-3.

The 29-year-old won his fourth marathon in a time of two hours, five minutes and 50 seconds and was wrapped up and getting warm by the time countryman Chebon Chebor crossed the line in 2:10:24.

Benjamin Kolum took third place with a time of 2:10:35.

Kwambai, who picked up $50,000 for the victory, finished runner-up in the Seoul International Marathon earlier this year behind another Kenya, Wilson Loyanae.

Kim Young-in was host South Korea's highest-placed finisher on Sunday, trailing home ninth in 2:17:00. – Reuters


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