- Associated Press - Sunday, October 21, 2018

DETROIT (AP) - A Kenyan has won Detroit’s marquee marathon on the men’s side and a Canadian won the women’s race in an event that also featured a couple marrying in their middle of their run.

Forty-four-year-old Christopher Chipsiya won Sunday’s Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes. And 47-year-old Lioudmila Kortchaguina (KORCH’-ah-gween-ah) finished in 2 hours, 47 minutes.

A video posted by the Detroit Free Press shows 31-year-old Whitney Black and 33-year-old Steven Phillips stopping around half way through the 26.2 miles race, taking their vows and then resuming their run. Black wore a visor and veil. Phillips wore a tuxedo shirt.

Chipsiya is the first Kenyan to win the marathon since 2008. Kortchaguina also won the marathon in Detroit in 2016.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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