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Kenyan, Taiwanese win in Tainan City marathon

TAIPEI--Kenyan runner Richard Mutua Mutisya won the men's event of the Tainan Ancient Capital International Marathon Sunday, while Taiwan's Jenny Li kept the women's title at home.

The annual race, now in its sixth year, attracted around 11,000 runners this year, including 138 foreigners from 24 countries, organizers said.

Among the 2,500 runners who signed up for the full 42.195-km race, Mutisya and Li finished with times of 2:35:08 and 3:00:25, respectively, and will be each awarded prize money of NT$50,000 (US$1,690), the organizers said.

The second and third places in both the men's and women's group were taken by Taiwanese runners, the organizers said, with the two men crossing the finish line in under two hours and 39 minutes, and the women in under three hours and nine minutes.

According to the organizers, there were also 3,500 runners who signed up for a half marathon and 30,000 for a 10.4-km run, while a 3-km fun run was open to the public.

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