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Korir, Petrova win L.A. Marathon

Updated: May 25, 2009, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Wesley Korir didn't know what to expect at the Los Angeles Marathon.

The University of Louisville runner just wanted to post a good time in his first elite marathon. He did that and more Monday, setting a course record in capturing the title, the 11th straight year a Kenyan man has won.

"I felt good all the way," he said.

Russia's Tatiana Petrova was the top woman, breaking away from the pack after 19 miles.

Korir covered the 26.2 miles in a personal best ...

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