• Kipyego Wins Amsterdam Marathon

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Running in cold and rainy weather conditions Kenyan Bernard Kipyego manged to win the TCS Amsterdam Marathon for the second year in a row on Sunday, October 18. 

Kipyego completed the Amsterdam Marathon course in a time of 2:06:19 just four seconds faster than he ran last year. 

The 29-year-old Kipyego beat his countrymen Ezekiel Chebii (2:07:18) and Mike Kigen (2:07:45) who finished second and third overall in the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium.

Joyce Chepkirui won the women's marathon race. The 27-year-old Commonwealth Games 10000m champion  Chepkirui crossed the line in a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 11 seconds.

Chepkirui improved her previous personal best by nearly 5 minutes. Flomena Cheyech finished 25 seconds behind  compatriot Chepkirui to take second place.  

Australian Milly Clark finished third, almost five minutes behind the winner.

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