Kenya Athletes Shine at Chicago Marathon

Kenyan athletes won both men and women titles in the Chicago marathon in the USA

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Kenya’s Dickson Chumba won the gold medal in the men category followed by Sammy Kitwara and Sammy ndungu who wone Silver and bronze respectively. Dickson crossed the finishing line at  2 hours, 9 minutes and 2 seconds.

For the women, Florence Kiplagat took the lead at 40km to win the gold at 2hours 23minutes 33 seconds , followed by Ethiopians Yebrgual Melese and Birhane Dibaba taking the second and third places.

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The race was however slower than last years following the authorities decision to remove pace setters in order to reduce cases of doping.