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Kenyan, Lithuanian Win Athens Classic Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 1, 2010
  • Updated Nov. 1, 2010 at 9:48 AM UTC
Rasa Drazdauskaite of Lithuania shattered the race record by over two minutes.

On the 2500-year anniversary of the famous race, two event records were set.

Raymond Bett of Kenya won Sunday’s race in an event record 2:12:40. Lithuania’s Rasa Drazdaukaite won the women’s race in 2:31:06, which was also an event record.

“I didn’t expect to win,” said Bett,”but you never know. It was very hot and very tough, and there was a lot of competition. I say to God, thank you for giving me the strength.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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