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• Kenyan Mary Keitany breaks women's-only marathon world record in London

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Kenyan marathoner Mary Keitany ran a sensational 2:17.01 to break Paula Radcliffe's women's-only marathon world record on Sunday at London Marathon.

The 35-year-old Keitany broke the tape in London marathon in two hours 17 minutes one second shaving 41 seconds from the previous record.

For Keitany it was the third win in London marathon after taking wins in 2011 and 2013

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia moved herself to third place in all-time lists by taking second place in a massive personal best time of 2:17:56.

Paula Radcliffe still holds the women's world record of 2:15:25, she set at the London Marathon in 2003 when she ran against men and women.

In the men's race Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru clcoked  2:05:56 to beat legendary Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia into second place (2:05:57). 

See full race results here




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