• Hailu Takes Marathon des Alpes Title
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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