Jemal Yimer of Ethiopia wins the Los Angeles Marathon

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 42.2-kilometre (26.2-mile) course through the city streets in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 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.

Yimer and Ndiwa each won $6,000. Ndiwa received an additional $10,000 for finishing first. The men’s race started 15 minutes after the women’s started.

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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