• Hailu Takes Marathon des Alpes Title

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After finishing in second and third place for the past two years, Ethiopia's Shume Hailu finally won the 7th edition of the  Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes this Sunday. 


Hailu's winning time of  2:09:27 was  the second fastest time oif the race history and was only 47 short of the current course record. 

After the finish Hailu was short in his commentaries: "I came here to win today," Exhausted Hailu told reporters. 

Behind Hailu finished Kenyan's Barnabas Kiptum and Edwin Kemboi who posted 2:10:28 and 2:10:38 respectively.

In the women's marathon race, Rose Chepchumba of Kenya  defeated compatriot  Emily Rotich for the win. Winner Chepchumba clocked  2:33:52 while Rotish finished after 2:35:21. Abdi Tigisit of Ethiopia came in third with a time of 2:37:30.

The marathon race organizers announced that record number of 14,100 runners had completed the course. 

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