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Abitova wins Yokohama Marathon; Basweti takes Richmond Marathon again

RICHMOND, Va. — Kenya’s Jynocel Basweti won the Richmond Marathon for the second straight year Saturday, while Salome Kogsei took the women’s race in her first marathon.

The 22-year-old Basweti, 22, finished in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 28 seconds.

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The 29-year-old Kogsei, from Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., had a time of 2:40:51.

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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Russia’s Inga Abitova has won the inaugural Yokohama Women’s Marathon, a race that featured the top two finishers from the Beijing Olympics.

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Abitova broke away from the pack at the 30-kilometer mark Sunday and finished in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 18 seconds. Japan’s Kiyoko Shimohara was second at 2:28:51, and Beijing Olympic silver medalist Catherine Ndereba of Kenya was third in 2:29:13.

Olympic champion Constantina Dita dropped out of contention early in the race and finished 11th.

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