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Sydney Marathon

Sydney, Australia September 20, 2014 Despite an unusual rainy September morning, the IAAF Silver Label Road Race saw new records set in both men's and women's divisions. On the men's side, a group of six stayed together late into the race, before Gebo Gameda of Ethiopia was able to surge away to a 2:11:18 course record win. In second was Seboka Dibaba, also of Ethiopia in 2:11:48, which was also under the old course record, while Kenyan Benjamin Kiptoo took third in 2:12:08 and Japanese Tsuyoshi Ugachi was fourth in 2:12:18, while Posso Sports' Abdellah Taghrafet cramped up in the final 10K but held on for fifth in 2:16:56. Ethiopian Beruktait Eshetu repeated her course record vitory of last year, this time going under 2:30 with her 2:29:42 winning time. I second was Kenyan Jane Kiptoo in 2:32:08 from Japan's Yuka Yano 2:33:18, with Ethiopian Zemzem Ahmed fourth and Japanese Yumi Sato fifth. Posso Sports Karolina Jarzynska of Poland, one of the pre-race favorites, suffered from stomach problems and had to withdraw.

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