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Historic win in French capital for Calvin

Ethiopian Abrha Milaw upstaged two-time defending champion Paul Lonyangata to win the Paris Marathon yesterday. Milaw clocked 2 hours, 7 minutes and 5 seconds, with Kenyan rival Lonyangata coming in third as 49,155 runners took to the French capital’s streets.

Gelete Burka produced a spurt of extra gas in the final kilometer to ensure an Ethiopian winner in the women’s race with a time of 2:22:48.

France’s Clemence Calvin, who was only cleared to race on Friday after the last-minute lifting of a temporary ban for evading a doping test last month in Morocco, smashed the French women’s record. Calvin finished fourth in 2:23:41, bettering by 41 seconds the previous national record set by Christelle Daunay in 2010.

It also bettered by almost three minutes her own previous best of 2:26:28 which she set when finishing second in the European championships in Berlin last year. “I stuck with it right to the end, I don’t care what my detractors think,” said Calvin.


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