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Thousands run town half marathon

Kenyan runner Kiplino Kimutai
Kenyan runner Kiplino Kimutai came first in the men's race

More than 12,000 runners have taken part in the 2009 Reading Half Marathon.

The Berkshire race, which is in its 27th year, was won by Kenyan runner Kiplino Kimutai in a time of one hour, two minutes and 46 seconds.

In the women's race Joyce Kirui, also from Kenya, came first in one hour, 12 minutes and 49 seconds.

Phillip Wicks came second, five seconds behind Mr Kimutai, and Benedict Whitby, who trains in Slough, came third in the men's race.

In the women's race Louise Damen came second and Susie Bush came third.

Many of the runners in the 13.1 mile (21km) run were raising cash for charities.

Participants started at Green Park at 1005 BST and ran through Whitley, along Shinfield Road, past the Oracle through the town centre.

They came onto Bath Road before finishing at Reading Football Club's Madejski Stadium.



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