Kipruto enters marathon all-time top-10 with fast Paris win
Paris - Vicent Kipruto of Kenya became the ninth-fastest man in marathon history on Sunday when he won the Paris Marathon.
Kipruto clocked a track record 2 hours 5 minutes 47 seconds as he held off Ethiopian Bazu Worka (2:06:15) and Kenya's David Kiyeng (2:06:26) in the French capital.
Only eight men led by Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie (2:03:59 in Berlin 2008) have been faster than Kipruto over the classic distance of 42.195 kilometres.
The women's race saw an Ethiopian one-two finish, with Atsede Byisa winning in 2:24:52 hours from Aselefech Mergia (2:25:02). Christelle Dauny of France was third in 2:25:43 hours. dpa