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Kenyans stage closest finish in L.A. Marathon history

LOS ANGELES — Elisha Barno passed fellow Kenyan John Korir in the final 200 yards to win the 34th annual Los Angeles Marathon in the closest men’s race in the event’s history, while Askale Merachi of Ethiopia set a course record to capture first place in the women’s race. Barno completed the 26-mile, 385-yard “Stadium…

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Weather cools for 25,000 marathon runners

LOS ANGELES — Weldon Kirui broke away from fellow Kenyan Willy Koitile in the final mile to win the men’s division of the 31st annual Los Angeles Marathon Feb. 14, while Nataliya Lehonkova of Ukraine was the women’s winner. Kirui completed the 26-mile, 385-yard course in two hours, 13 minutes and seven seconds, 17 seconds…

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