Kirui celebrates with Kiplagat, the winner of the women’s race at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
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Abel Kirui surged ahead of defending champion Dickson Chumba in the final mile (1600 meters) and won a slow Chicago Marathon on a dominant Sunday for Kenyan runners. Training partner Florence Kiplagat defended her women's title, winning by almost two minutes.Kirui, a former two-time world champion, took the men's race in two hours, 11 minutes and 23 seconds and celebrated afterward with Kiplagat, who finished in 2:21:32 .Both took turns leading before Kirui pushed ahead with just over a kilometer to go.
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