Kenyan Korir wins Paris marathon

Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:56am EDT
 
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PARIS (Reuters) - Kenya's Mark Korir won the Paris marathon on Sunday, clocking two hours five minutes and 49 seconds to cover the 42.195 km distance.

The 30-year-old Korir, whose previous best was two hours 07:08 in 2013, beat compatriot Luka Kanda, second in two hours 07:20.

Ethiopian Seboka Tola finished third 13 seconds further back.

"I always try my best. I'm very happy, I beat my personal record," Korir told French TV channel France 3.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

 
Mark Korir of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 39th Paris Marathon in Paris April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier