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Sunday October 13, 2013 MYT 11:47:01 PM
Sunday October 13, 2013 MYT 11:47:05 PM
(Reuters) - - Kenyan Dennis Kimetto repulsed a challenge from compatriot Emmanuel Mutai to win the Chicago marathon in a course record time on Sunday.
Taking advantage of ideal conditions, Kimetto covered the 42.195 kms in a time of two hours three minutes 45 seconds to shatter the course record of 2.04:38 set last year by Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede.
Kimetto was on world record pace throughout the final kilometres while Mutai crossed eight seconds, also smashing the old course record in 2:03.53.
Security was increased for the race, which attracted 40,000 runners, after the Boston marathon bombings in April which killed three people.
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by John Mehaffey)
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