Alphonce Yatich of Kenya won the 2009 Baltimore Marathon today with a time of 2:14:04.
This was the 25-year-olds first marathon win.
" I felt great," Yatich said by way of a translator. " The win took me by
surprise because I didn' t know if I' d be able to keep up my pace."
" At the beginning of the race, the weather conditions were good, but I
think I would have done much better if it hadn' t started to rain, " he added.
On the women' s side of the race it was ulia Arkhipova, 25, of Kyrgyzstan who won the race with an official
time of 2:32:09, which was fast enough to smash the previous record of 2:35:45 at Baltimore.
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