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Stephen Kiprotich claims marathon

Updated: August 17, 2013, 4:47 PM ET
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MOSCOW -- Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich on Saturday became the first non-Kenyan since 2005 to win the men's marathon at the world championships.

The Ugandan broke away from Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia in the shaded park around Luhzniki Stadium for a title he capped with a little dance past the finishing line.

Another Ethiopian, Tadese Tola, took bronze on a warm afternoon in the Russian capital.

Kiprotich beat two Kenyans at the London Olympics, but none was ...

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