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Monday, April 18, 2005

Ethiopia's Negussie Wins Boston Marathon

Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia ended Kenyan men's dominance of the Boston marathon on Monday by becoming the second Ethiopian winner in the history of the world's oldest annually contested marathon.

In the women's race, defending champion Catherine Ndereba of Kenya became the first four-time winner of the marathon, coming from behind to overtake Ethiopia's Elfenesh Alemu.

Negussie, fifth last year, finished the 109th edition of the Boston marathon in an official time of 2 hours 11 minutes 45 seconds. The course record of 2:07:15 was set by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 1994.

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