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Kenya’s Chumba reigns supreme at Tokyo Marathon

(Reuters) – Kenya’s Dickson Chumba cruised to victory at the Tokyo Marathon, beating Japan’s Yuta Shitara who set a nationwide document on Sunday.

Chumba, who beforehand gained the occasion in 2014, sprinted clear from the lead pack close to the 36-km mark and held off a late cost from Shitara to cross the road in two hours, 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

Shitara was 41 seconds adrift as he completed forward of Kenya’s Amos Kipruto, who timed 2:06:33.

The 26-year-old Shitara’s 2:06:11 turns into the quickest time in historical past for a Japanese man forward of Toshinari Takaoka’s 2:06:16 end in Chicago in 2002.

In the ladies’s class, Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba and Ruti Aga claimed the highest two positions in 2:19:51 and a couple of:21:19, respectively.

American Amy Cragg got here throughout in 2:21:42 to take third spot. Hiroko Yoshitomi was the primary to cross the road amongst Japanese ladies, claiming sixth place in 2:30:16.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru

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