Kenya's Vincent Kipruto emerged victorious in a shoulder-to-shoulder battle against Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia in the last 200 metres to win the Lake Biwa marathon on Sunday.
Kenya's Vincent Kipruto is pictured crossing the finish line at the Paris Marathon on April 5, 2009. He emerged victorious in a shoulder-to-shoulder battle against Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia in the last 200m to win the Lake Biwa marathon in Japan on Sunday.
Kipruto, running alone with Jufar after Japan-based Kenyan James Mwangi slowed down in the last two kilometres, spurted at the final corner to overtake Jufar before crossing the finishing line in two hours eight minutes 34 seconds.
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