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Wanjiru first Kenyan to win Olympic men's marathon

Updated: August 24, 2008, 12:32 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Samuel Wanjiru already had made a name for himself in the heady world of Kenyan distance running. Now he's made history.

He pulled away over the final few miles Sunday to become the first Kenyan to win an Olympic marathon -- and he did it faster than anyone ever has.

Wanjiru negotiated the 26.2-mile course through the Beijing streets in bright morning sunshine in an Olympic record of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 32 seconds.

"In Kenya we have many ...

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