Ethiopian Jemal Yimer wins Los Angeles Marathon – KESQ

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer won the men’s division of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, while Kenya’s Stacy Ndiwa won the women’s division.

Yimer completed the 26.2-mile course through the city streets in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 13.58 seconds.

Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia was second in 2:14:06.95. Kenya’s Barnaba Kipkoech was third in 2:14:27.36 on a cloudy day with temperatures nearing 60 degrees (15 Celsius).

The top ranked American male was Hosava Kretzmann of Prescott, Arizona, who was sixth. She ran her first marathon in 2:19:55.77.

Ndiwa crossed the finish line in 2:31:00.24. The 30-year-old pulled away from compatriot Martha Akeno at mile 18. Akeno finished second in 2:34:25.68.

Grace Kahura of Kenya was third in 2:38:15.67.

Ashley Paulson of St. George, Utah was the best American female finisher in fourth place in 2:48:47.00.

The race started at Dodger Stadium and finished near the Avenue of the Stars in Century City on the west side of Los Angeles.


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