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• Priscah Cherono defies heat to smash Singapore course record

The 39-year-old Priscah Cherono of Kenya clocked a new course record of 2:28:52 to win the Singapore marathon on Saturday. She was just 71 seconds shy of the PB she set three years ago. She broke the old course record by more than 3 minutes.

Fellow Kenyan Joshua Kipkorir also retained his title, winning the men’s race in 2:19:13.

The race had been scheduled to take place in the evening to escape the peak temperatures, but it was still 30C by the time the race started at 6pm.

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