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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-08

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Kenyan athletes dominate 27th Classic Marathon
  • [02] Greek Super League results

  • [01] Kenyan athletes dominate 27th Classic Marathon

    The 27th Classic Marathon of Athens ended with another victory for Kenya in the men's race on Sunday, when Josephat Kipkurui crossed the finish line in 2:13:44 to win his country the gold for the 6th consecutive year and for the 9th time overall. The Kenyan team dominated all three top slots in the men's race and most of the top eight.

    In the women's race, Akemi Ozaki of Japan came first with a time of 2:39:56 and earned her country a second consecutive gold in the women's Athens marathon, and a 5th first place in the women's race overall.

    According to organisers, more than 3,600 athletes set off at the starting line on Sunday, in spite of the poor, wet conditions during the first half of the race that kept times relatively low.

    The first Greek athlete to cross the finish line was Dimitrios Theodorakakos with a time of 2:26:27 and the first Greek woman athlete to finish was Georgia Ampatzidou with a time of 2:44:23, who came fifth in the women's race overall.

    [02] Greek Super League results

    Panathinaikos Athens climbed up to first place in the Greek Super League standings, following its 0-2 victory over Levadiakos Livadia on Sunday, while Olympiacos drew 1-1 against Iraklis Thessaloniki at home on Saturday.

    Other results after ten weeks of play:

    Aris Thessaloniki - Kavala 0-0

    Panthrakikos Komotini - PAOK Thessaloniki 1-2

    Atromitos Athens - Ergotelis Crete 0-0

    Xanthi - Panionios Athens 1-2

    Asteras Tripoli - PAS Yiannina 3-0

    AEK Athens - Larissa 09-11-2009

    Standings

    Panathinaikos 28

    Olympiacos 26

    PAOK 18

    Kavala 15

    Aris 15

    Ergotelis 14

    Panionios 14

    Asteras 14

    AEK 12 (9 matches played)

    Iraklis 11

    Larissa 10 (9 matches played)

    Xanthi 10

    PAS Yiannina 10

    Atromitos 9

    Levadiakos 8

    Panthrakikos 1


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