Ethiopia’s Teshager, Kenya’s Muriuki win LA Marathon

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first_imgHomeFeaturedEthiopia’s Teshager, Kenya’s Muriuki win LA Marathon Mar. 09, 2020 at 7:52 amFeaturedNewsEthiopia’s Teshager, Kenya’s Muriuki win LA MarathonAssociated Press1 year agoLos AngelesMaratonSanta MonicaBayelign Teshager, from Ethiopia wins the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif. (Yasamin Jafari-Tehrani) SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Bayelign Teshager of Ethiopia had a successful marathon debut on Sunday, taking over in the final mile to win the 35th Los Angeles Marathon.Margaret Muriuki of Kenya led from start to finish to take the women’s race.Teshager, who turns 20 on Monday, pulled away from John Langat of Kenya as they got to Ocean Avenue. Teshager finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 25 seconds.Lani Rutto of Kenya established the pace for the first 20 miles before falling back and placing fifth. Langat had the lead until Teshager made his move down the stretch to win by 40 seconds. Defending champion Elisha Barno was ninth (2:15:15) and Brendan Gee was the top American finisher in 11th (2:21:47).Muriuki, 33, won with a personal best time of 2:29:57. It is her second marathon victory in three months after she won at Honolulu in December.Muriuki was in control of the women’s race throughout and kept a strong pace. She eventually pulled away from Almaz Negede of Ethiopia with seven miles remaining to win by 3:01.The top American finisher was Emily Gallin in fourth (2:40:15).Tags :Los AngelesMaratonSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrime Watch – Not a nude beachClippers sign free-agent center Joakim NoahYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img

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