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Kenyans triumph in Paris Marathon

Kenyans swept the 2018 Paris Marathon race on Sunday winning both the men and women’s events.

Paul Lonyangata defended his men’s crown, while US-based Betsy Saina won the women’s event, her first major.

The two champions finished almost together.

Kenya's Paul Lonyangata celebrates after winning the 42nd edition of the Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018 in Paris. PHOTO | ERIC FEFERBERG |

Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata celebrates after winning the 42nd edition of the Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018 in Paris. PHOTO | ERIC FEFERBERG |AFP

Kenya's Paul Lonyangata celebrates after winning the 42nd edition of the Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018 in Paris. PHOTO | ERIC FEFERBERG |

Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata celebrates after winning the 42nd edition of the Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018 in Paris. PHOTO | ERIC FEFERBERG |AFP

Lonyangata passed Betsy Saina, the women’s winner, in the last few hundred metres.

Lonyangata finished in 2hr 6min 21sec, while Saina won her race in 2:22:56.

Kenya's Betsy Saina celebrates after winning the 42nd edition of the Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018 in Paris. PHOTO | ERIC FEFERBERG |

Kenya’s Betsy Saina celebrates after winning the 42nd edition of the Paris Marathon on April 8, 2018 in Paris. PHOTO | ERIC FEFERBERG |AFP

The women’s race started 16min 26sec before the men, the difference in times between the male and female winners last year.

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