Dennis Kimetto defeated defending champion and fellow Kenyan Michael Kipyego to claim his first victory in the Tokyo marathon.
Dennis Kimetto of Kenya (C) runs with the pack at the start of the Tokyo Marathon on February 24, 2013. Kimetto defeated defending champion and fellow Kenyan Michael Kipyego to claim his first victory in Tokyo.
Kimetto, the runner-up in his debut at Berlin last year, kept a narrow lead over Kipyego in the last 10 kilometres before crossing the finishing line in two hours six minutes 50 seconds in his second full distance marathon.
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