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Kenyans sweep half marathon world titles

 2016-03-27 09:37:56.0

97a182ca-cea8-4fb9-b8fd-17578c0eea09Cardiff (England):�Kenyan athletes have won both men's and women's races at the world half-marathon championships. Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor won the men's race in 59.10 minutes while his compatriot Bedan Karoki Muchiri was second in 59.36 here on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Britain's Mo Farah, a double Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion, overcame a fall at the starting line to finish third in 59.59. In the women's race, Kenyans finished 1-2-3 with Peres Jechirchir holding off pre-race favourite Cynthia Limo to claim the gold medal. Jechirchir won the race in one hour 7 minutes 31 seconds, beating the season leader Limo by three seconds. Mary Ngugi finished third another 20 seconds behind. (IANS)

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