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Wanjiru holds on to Chicago title

CHICAGO, October 10 – Reigning Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya defended his men's title and Russian Liliya Shobukhova made it back-to-back women's titles at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Wanjiru, 23, outraced Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede in the final mile for the victory in an official time of 2 hrs 6 mins 24 secs, 43 seconds off last year’s course record, and 18 seconds ahead of 2010 London Marathon champion Kebede.

Feyisa Lelisa, the 20-year-old Ethiopian who became the youngest marathoner to break 2:06:00 in April at Rotterdam, was third in 2:08:10.

Shobukhova repeated as the women’s winner in 2:20:25, breaking the Russian national marathon record owned by training partner Galina Bogomolova by 22 seconds.

Shobukhova passed two-time Paris Marathon winner Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia with four miles remaining and pulled away to defeat Ethiopia’s Askale Magarsa by 3:15 with Russian Maria Konovalova third, another nine seconds adrift.

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