Kenyans Barno, Jepkurgat win titles at Los Angeles Marathon

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) " Kenyans Elisha Barno and Hellen Jepkurgat won the men's and women's titles at the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday.

Barno pulled away from 2015 winner Daniel Limo of Kenya in the final mile of the race, crossing the finish line near the Santa Monica Pier in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 51 seconds.

Limo was timed in 2:12.13. He finished third last year in the 26.2-mile race that begins at Dodger Stadium and finishes at the Pacific Ocean.

Willy Koitile of Kenya finished third in 2:12.43. Defending champion Weldon Kirui of Kenya was fourth in 2:13.21.

Jepkurgat comfortably led the pack throughout the women's race before breaking away in the 13th mile to win in 2:34.24, nearly 2 minutes ahead of fellow Kenyan Jane Kibii, who finished in 2:36.14.

The winners earned $23,000 each.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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