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Cheruiyot, Ward Winners of 2016 Philadelphia Marathon

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    Kimutai Cheruiyot set and unofficial course record as the first elite runner to cross the finish line at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon. Taylor Ward was the first woman to finish.

    Cheruiyot, who trained in North Carolina, finished in 2:15:53. Ward finished with a time of 2:36:25

    (Published Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016)

    Kimutai Cheruiyot set an unofficial course record and Taylor Ward was the first woman to finish Sunday's 2016 Philadelphia marathon in chilly temperatures in the City of Brotherly Love.

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    Cheruiyot, who trained in North Carolina, finished in 2:15:53, followed seconds later by Jacob Chemtai (2:15:59) and Bado Merdessa (2:16:10).

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    Ward finished with a time of 2:36:25, followed by Serkalem Abrha (2:37:53) and Vera Nunes (2:39:03).

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    Officials say about 30,000 runners annually part in the race from the Ben Franklin Parkway along the Schuylkill River as far as Manayunk before finishing near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.