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News Archive Loroupe clocks 2:29 in Leipzig

Kenyans Tegla Loroupe and Christopher Cheboiboch won the Leipzig Marathon on

Sunday 25 April. While Loroupe clocked 2:29:40 to take the womens title,

Cheboiboch, who belongs to the same training group, ran 2:10:16 for the mens

division win. So it was a double celebration for Volker Wagner, their Detmold

based German manager.

It was the first time since reunification that the Leipzig Marathon has had

such an elite field. As a bidding city for the Olympics 2012 extra funds have

been made available, and the newly measured course will be used for the Olympic

marathons should Leipzig be successful with its bid.