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Common Wealth games : Kiplangat wins maiden Marathon gold medal for Uganda.

Kiplangat Victor.

Ugandan long distance runner, Kiplangat Victor won marathon at the going Common Wealth games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The gold medal was the first of kind for Uganda in Marathon at the CommonWealth games.

Kiplangat used a time of 2:10:55 to win the race, Tanzanian Alphonce Felix Simbu came second with time of 2:12: 29, grabing the silver medal.

Kenyan, Micheal Mugo Githae clinched the bronze medal with time of 2:13:16.

Kiplangat, Githae and Simbu exchanged the leads for a moment before the other pack joined them right after the 27km.

Then the race started to curve when Kiplangat broke away after the 29km with Simbu in pursuit to hit the 30km mark in 1:32:45.  Githae and Korir dropped 17 seconds off the pace.

Kiplangat would show Simbu a clean pair of heels with 10km to go hitting the 35km in 1:47:09 with Simbu falling 18 seconds off the pace as Githae followed one minute and 25 seconds in bronze medal position.

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