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Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer Wins Los Angeles Marathon (Photos)

LOS ANGELES — Jemal Yimer of Ethiopia won the men’s division of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, while Stacy Ndiwa of Kenya took the women’s division.

Yimer completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course through city streets in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 13.58 seconds.

Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia was second in 2:14:06.95. Barnaba Kipkoech of Kenya was third in 2:14:27.36 on a cloudy day with temperatures near 60 degrees (15 Celsius).

The top American men’s finisher was Hosava Kretzmann of Prescott, Arizona, who was sixth. He ran his first marathon in 2:19:55.77.

Marathon runners from Kenya, from left: Grace Kahura, Martha Akeno, and Stacy Ndiwa, the winnners of the Los Angeles Marathon women’s elite pose for a picture in Los Angeles, on Sunday, March 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Hosava Kretzmann, of Prescott, Ariz., celebrates after crossing the finish line as the top American men’s finisher in sixth at the Los Angeles Marathon in Los Angeles, on Sunday, March 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Ashley Paulson, of St. George, Utah, celebrates as she finished as the the top American women’s finisher on Sunday, March 19, 2023, during the Los Angeles Marathon in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Ndiwa crossed the finish line in 2:31:00.24. The 30-year-old pulled away from countrywoman Martha Akeno at mile 18. Akeno finished second in 2:34:25.68.

Grace Kahura of Kenya was third in 2:38:15.67.

Ashley Paulson of St. George, Utah, was the top American women’s finisher in fourth at 2:48:47.00.

Runners mark their time along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills during the Los Angeles Marathon, Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Los Angeles. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
Runners gather before dawn at Dodger Stadium for the start of the Los Angeles Marathon, Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Los Angeles. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)

Yimer and Ndiwa each earned $6,000. Ndiwa received an additional $10,000 for finishing first. The men’s race began 15 minutes after the women started.

The race began at Dodger Stadium and ended near Avenue of the Stars in Century City on Los Angeles’ westside.

The elite men runners head out at Dodger Stadium at the start of the Los Angeles Marathon, Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Los Angeles. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)

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