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Commonwealth Games: Ramadhani and McCann win Marathons


Samson Ramadhani Nyonyi of Tanzania

won the Commonwealth Games men's marathon in a time of 2:11:29 hours in Melbourne on Sunday.

The Tanzanian took advantage of a mid-race mishap to

take gold from Kenyan Fred Mogaka Tumbo. Bronze went to England's

Daniel Robinson who was three minutes behind Ramadhani Nyonyi. "I know

that the Kenyans are very strong, but I didn’t use strength, I used my

brain," said a jubilant Ramadhani Nyonyi post race. "I’m very happy, I’mfeeling


Isegwe Njunguda of Tanzania

had led for most of the race but had to withdraw after suffering severe cramp

in his legs. The Tanzanian's withdrawal left Kenyan Fred Mogaka Tumbo over 500

metres in front of his nearest competitor at the race's halfway stage. Nyonyi

gradually reeled in the Kenyan over the latter half of the race to beat him by

32 seconds.