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Aussie wins men's marathon at Commonwealth Games

Australian Michael Shelley wins men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games

Athlete's start at the Men's Marathon race in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Athlete's start in the Men's Marathon race in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
The Men's marathon competitors make their way across the Clyde Arch bridge during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 20...
Australia's Michael Shelley celebrates after winning the Men's Marathon race in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 2014. (...

Britain Commonwealth Games

Athlete's start at the Men's Marathon race in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Britain Commonwealth Games

Athlete's start in the Men's Marathon race in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Britain Commonwealth Games

The Men's marathon competitors make their way across the Clyde Arch bridge during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 20...

Britain Commonwealth Games

Australia's Michael Shelley celebrates after winning the Men's Marathon race in the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Scotland, Sunday July 27, 2014. (...

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Australian Michael Shelley moved past the leading runners with four kilometers remaining to win the men's marathon Sunday at the Commonwealth Games.

Under cloudy skies with frequent rain showers, Shelley, the silver medalist at New Delhi four years ago, finished in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 15 seconds, a personal best.

Stephen Chemlany of Kenya was second in a time of 2:11.58 and Abraham Kiplimo of Uganda earned the bronze in 2:12:23.

The two-lap course started and finished in Glasgow Green, a 15th-century park now popular with fitness enthusiasts and for family outings. The competitors also negotiated their way through cobblestoned city streets made slick by the rain and crossed the River Clyde four times.

The women's race was scheduled to finish later Sunday.


Updated : 2021-05-14 12:33 GMT+08:00