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China's Wei the fastest female in Beijing Marathon

(China Daily)

08:42, October 17, 2011

Competitors pass the Tian'anmen rostrum during the Beijing Marathon 2011 in Beijing, Oct 16, 2011. The 30-year-old annual event attracted more than 30,000 participants this year. Kenya's Francis Kiprop Kipkorir (2:19) and China's Wei Xiaojie (2:28:5) topped the men's and women's groups respectively. (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING - Kenyan runners dominated the men's race at the Beijing Marathon 2011 in windy conditions on Sunday while Wei Xiaojie of China won the women's race.

Kenya's Francis Kiprop Kipkorir, runner-up of the Berlin Marathon 2009, clocked two hours and nine minutes to finish the first.

Mugo Samuel Muturi, winner of the Beijing Marathon 2009, was the second at 2:09:43, while 2011 Prague Marathon champion Barus Benson Kipchumba took the third at 2:10:15.

"The wind was strong, but the result was quite good and I am very happy," said the 29-year-old Kipkorir. "I like the city very much."

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