Kenyans shatter Blue Nose Marathon records as Halifax race draws thousands

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Thousands of people gav’er on Sunday for the 11th annual Blue Nose Marathon.

All told, about 16,000 people were expected to take part in the two-day event, which was highlighted Sunday with the 42.2-kilometre marathon and the 21.1-kilometre half marathon.

The 10-kilometre run was also held on Sunday. On Saturday, there were races in the five, four and two-kilometre distances.

A man and woman, both from Kenya, captured this year’s marathon titles, and actually crossed the finishing line one-two.

Philip Kiplagat Biwott won the men’s race in a record-breaking time of 2:27.10. The old record of 2:28:52 has been set by Halifax’s Greg Wieczorek in 2011.

Sarah Jebet of Kenya followed in a time of 2:36:54 to become the first woman to ever finish in under three hours.

Geographic location: Kenya

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