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Korir, Cockram prevail in Los Angeles Marathon

Los Angeles Marathon
Los Angeles Marathon
Posted at 9:44 PM, Nov 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 00:44:31-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Korir of Kenya made a break with 7 miles remaining to win the 36th Los Angeles Marathon.

Natasha Cockram of Wales won the women’s race with a similar strategy.

The 24-year-old Korir, who was second here two years ago, finished in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 48 seconds, which was nearly six minutes better than countryman Edwin Kimutai at 2:18:01.

Eritrea’s Amanuel Mesel Tikue finished third in 2:18:17.

Cockram won after placing 13th in the London Marathon on Oct. 3. She ran the 26.2-mile Stadium to Stars course in 2:33:17.