Kenyans rule the roost at Mumbai

NEW DELHI - Dennis Ndiso surged ahead to win the Mumbai Marathon yesterday and continue the dominance of Kenyan runners at the event.

NEW DELHI - Dennis Ndiso surged ahead to win the Mumbai Marathon yesterday and continue the dominance of Kenyan runners at the event.

Ndiso finished in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 34 seconds in humid conditions, but failed to improve on last year's course record set by fellow Kenyan Kenneth Mugara of 2:11:50.

Siraj Gena of Ethiopia finished second in 2:13:58.

Bizunesh Mohammed won the women's race in 2:31:09 as Ethiopians claimed the 10 top positions.

Last year's winner Haile Kekebush finished second and Azalech Masrecha came in third.

More than 38000 runners took part in the 42,1km event, which included a stretch over a newly-built sea bridge linking Mumbai to its far-flung suburbs. - Sapa-AP

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