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Kenyan overcomes wind to win Las Vegas Marathon




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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