April 12, 2015 / 9:59 AM / in 3 years

Kenyan Korir wins Paris marathon

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.

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

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

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