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Kenyans pull off a clean sweep in rain-affected Athens Marathon

The 27-year-old crossed the line in two hours 19 minutes 26 seconds, ahead of compatriot Frederick Cheruiyot. The relatively slow winning time was due in part to the unusually rainy conditions on race day in the Greek capital. Germany’s Sonja Krolik-Oberem won the women’s race as expected, in 2:36:15, more than four minutes ahead of Albina Ivanova of Russia. I didn’t expect to win, said a delighted Bor afterward. I thought the others would be too strong. But when they weren’t coming at me after halfway, I decided to go. Cheruiyot, disappointed at finishing behind the unheralded Bor, complained that his compatriot was only expected to set the early pace. I thought he was supposed to drop out at 30 km, he said. I was feeling strong, but I couldn’t catch him at the end. Bor’s surprise win was a repeat of the success of Kenyan pacemakers in the recent Berlin and Chicago marathons. Another Kenyan, Elias Chebet, came third, while Japan’s Hideaki Numajiri finished fourth. (Reuters) Alexis Alexandris gave Olympiakos the lead in the 74th minute, but Aegaleo leveled 3-3 with Tomas Makris three minutes later. Ten minutes before the end of the match, Yiannakopoulos converted a disputed penalty to make the final 4-3.