| Kenya's Wansiru wins marathon |
|Samuel Kamau Wansiru lowered the previous Olympic marathon record by almost three minutes.|
|Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Kenya's Samuel Kamau Wansiru won the men's marathon Sunday morning in Olympic-record time.|
Wansiru finished the race in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 32 seconds to claim the gold medal and lower the previous Olympic marathon record set by Portugal's Carlos Lopes by 2 minutes and 49 seconds.
Lopes' record of 2:09.21 had stood since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Morocco's Jaouad Gharib won the silver medal in 2:07.16 and Ethiopia's Tsegay Kebede took bronze at 2:10.00.
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