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Kebede wins Fukuoka International Marathon

FUKUOKA, Japan — Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia has clocked a personal best time to win the Fukuoka International Marathon.

The 22-year-old Kebede broke away from Dereje Tesfaye at the 33-kilometer mark to win Sunday’s race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

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Kebede’s mark was 2 seconds faster than his previous best of 2:05:20 set at the London Marathon in April.

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