April 12, 2015

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Ethiopian Abera Kuma won the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday, pulling away from the favorites as the pace slowed in the second half of the race after a fast start.

Kuma said wind made the conditions tough toward the end of the race as he finished alone in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 46 seconds.

Mark Kiptoo of Kenya came second in 2:07.20 and his Kenyan teammate Bernard Koech was third in 2:08.02.

Asami Kato of Japan won the women's race in a new personal record of 2:26.30.

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