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Posted on: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Running: Teimet breaks course record in Seoul marathon


Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea Sylvester Teimet has run a personal best to break the course record and lead a Kenyan sweep at the Seoul International Marathon.

Teimet pulled ahead at the end to win the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds on Sunday. He lowered his personal record by 3:04 and beat South African Gert Thys' 2004 course record of 2:07:06.

Gilbert Kipruto Kirwa was 10 seconds back and Paul Kiprop Kirui was third.

Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women's race in 2:24:13 ahead of Chunxiu Zhou of China and Caroline Cheptanui Kilel of Kenya.

A 62-year-old South Korean man collapsed and died while running the marathon, according to race organizers. The cause of death was not immediately known.