Kenyan wins Vegas marathon

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Stephen Kiogora of Kenya won the inaugural New Las Vegas Marathon on Sunday while Adriana Fernandez of Mexico won a sprint finish in the women’s race. Kiogora pulled away from Titus Munji of Kenya during mile 23 of the 26.2-mile race and finished in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 58 seconds for his first marathon win. He also collected $100,000. There were 10,955 runners entered in the marathon, run beneath flashy neon, glittering fireworks and the strains of Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas.” The race featured 36 running Elvises, as well as three couples who were married and 17 couples who renewed their vows at the run-through Special Memories Wedding Chapel at mile five. – Associated Press last_img

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