Kenyan overcomes wind to win Las Vegas Marathon


03:55 PM December 3rd, 2012

December 3rd, 2012 03:55 PM

Raymond Kimutai Bett of Kenya crosses the finish line of the 30th Athens Classic Marathon race at the Panathinaikon stadium in Athens, Sun. Nov. 11 2012. Raymond Kimutai Bett led a Kenyan sweep of the top six places at the 30th Athens Classic Marathon and won in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

LAS VEGAS — Kenya’s Jonathan Ndambuki overcame strong winds to win the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon on Sunday.

The 36-year-old Ndambuki finished with a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes and 24 seconds — just more than a minute in front of his closest competitor, 31-year old American Steve Dekoker, who finished in 2:33:22. Sam Robinson, 27, took third in 2:41:09.

The women’s overall winner was 42-year-old Romanian-born Nuta Olaru, who finished in 2:51:31. Adrian Neal was second in 2:51:33, followed by Dani Fischer in 2:59:20.

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