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Korir, Kiplagat win L.A. Marathon

Updated: March 21, 2010, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Wesley Korir has defended his title at the Los Angeles Marathon, while Edna Kiplagat won the women's event and a gender challenge bonus of $100,000.

Korir, a native of Kenya living in Louisville, Ky., broke away from Paul Samoei and Richard Limo in the 25th mile Sunday to win in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 19 seconds, the third-best time in the 25-year history of the event.

Kiplagat, of Kenya, dropped Teyba Naser of Ethiopia in the 23rd mile to win in 2:25:37. She took ...

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