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News Archive Shami, Kimuria take the wins at the 20th Venice Marathon

Mubarak Hassan Shami knocked three minutes from his previous

lifetime best to win the twentieth edition of the Venice Marathon in


For the Qatari, the former Kenyan Richard Yatich, it was his second

marathon win of the year after his 2:12:20 debut over the distance in

Vienna last May. The challenging Venice course also apparently inspired

the young Kenyan Paul Lokira, who finished second in 2:10:18, just

ahead of Italy's Francesco Ingargiola, who clocked 2:10:25.

Running in the fourth marathon of her career, 27-year-old Emily Kimuria

took top honours in the women's race in 2:28:42, just shy of her

2:28:18 personal best from the 2003 Berlin Marathon. Ethiopian Leila

Aman (PB 2:27:54, Berlin 2004) finished runner-up in 2:31:10 ahead of

pre-race favourite Helena Javornik from Slovenia, who took third place

in 2:32:13, but was rewarded with the World Military Games title.