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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 October 2005, 16:55 GMT 17:55 UK
Kenyan Limo wins Chicago Marathon
Felix Limo led a Kenyan clean sweep as he won the Chicago Marathon on his debut appearance on Sunday.

The 25-year-old, who finished in a time of two hours, seven minutes and four seconds, beat Benjamin Maiyo by just seven seconds and Daniel Njenga by 10.

Evans Rutto, another Kenyan, could not make it a third successive victory as he came home in fourth in 2:07:30.

Deena Kastor, America's Olympic bronze medallist, won the women's race in 2:21:24 for her first major title.

Defending champion Constantina Tomescu-Dita, of Romania, came second, at 2:21:29 and Masako Chiba of Japan was third in 2:25:59.

Britain's Kathy Butler finished an excellent seventh on her debut over the distance.

The 31-year-old clocked 2:30:01 to move into second place in this year's British rankings behind Paula Radcliffe.




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