Kipsang so close to world record


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The Independent Online

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya ran the second fastest time ever in winning the Frankfurt Marathon yesterday, only four seconds outside the world record.

Kipsang won for the second straight year in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 42 seconds in near-perfect conditions. "It's OK," the 29-year-old said. "I'm very happy with the time. The pacemaking was fine, they did a good job. I'll try to do it next year – this has given me even more motivation." AP