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Athletics Briefs: Ethiopia's Biratu won Pune Marathon; Kenyan wins at Les Mureaux; Kirwa takes Metro PCS Dallas White Rock Marathon...and more

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DALLAS (USA, Dec 5): Kenyan James Kirwa won the Metro PCS Dallas White Rock Marathon in 2:18:40. With a record field of nearly 22,000 marathoners, half marathoners and relay runners, the marathon got under way with ideal conditions. Women winner Camille Herron clocked 2:42:30 ahead of Kenyan Evelyne Langat 2:45:43.

MUREAUX (FRA, Dec 5): Kenyan wins at Cross International Les Mureaux. Paul Melly at 9 km got 24:59 ahead of Ethiopian Assefe Belete (25:03) and Eritrean Hunegaw Mesfin (25:16). Women´s 4 km winner Mary Wangari got 14:32 ahead of Sarah Chepchirchir (14:40) and Ethiopian Tizita Bogale (14:43). Marathon runner Martha Komu was 5th (14:59) and best European Karolina Jarzynska of Poland 7th (15:15).

PUNE (IND, Dec 5): Ethiopia's 23-year-old Gudeta Gemechu Biratu in his third race at the distance won the 25th Pune International Marathon timed with 2:13:20. Part of the event also 12th Asian Marathon Championships, here the gold medal for Qatari Mohammed Abduh who was 10th overall…

Athletics Briefs: Kariuki wins Gran Marathon Pacifico; Ebuya dominate in Alcobendas; Jeilan fast in Yokohama...and more

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MAZATLAN (MEX, Dec 5): Kenyan Simon Kariuki won Gran Maraton Pacifico in solid 2:14:16. Second home runner of Mexico Daniel Vargas (2:14:51) and third another Kenyan Cosmas Kiplimo (2:18:07). Also in women race win for Kenyan Hyvon Ngetich after 2:44:12.

Isaac Kimayo was the fastest at the half distance with good 1:02:48 ahead of Mexican Carlos Cordero who improved his life-time best to 1:02:59 and another home runner Oscar Ceron (1:03:00).

KAMPALA (UGA, Dec 5): Kenyan wins at Kampala Marathon. Donald Sambu clocked 2:19:44 and Tabitha Kibet 2:43:44. Ugandan wins at least at the half distance by Stephen Kiprotich (1:03:22) and former steeple world medalist Docus Inzikuru (1:18:42

ALCOBENDAS (ESP, Dec 5): Terrain World champion Joseph Ebuya from Kenya is continuing in his domination this season and clearly won the 29th Cross Internacional de la Constitución in Alcobendas. At 10.1 km his winning time was 29:37.

Second was his Eritrean rival and silver medalist from last World CC Champion…