Kenya's Stephen Muange Wins the Baltimore Marathon
It came down to the wire, but first-time marathon runner Stephen Muange from Kenya broke free from a pack to win the 2011 Baltimore Marathon on Saturday.
Muange, 30, broke away from two other elite runners with only a few hundred yards to go to cross the finish line first with a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 16 seconds. Muange told 11 News that the Baltimore Marathon was his first, but that he's run lots of 21K races.
Coming in second place was Ambesse Tolosa, 34, of Ethiopia, with a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 20 seconds. Tesfaye Alemayehu, 27, of Ethiopia, came in third with a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 22 seconds.
In the women's race, Olena Shurkhno, 34, of Ukraine, won the marathon for the second year in a row with a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes and 11 seconds. She set a personal best record, as well as the women's record in the Baltimore race.
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