Kenyan runner wins first place in Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A runner from Kenya too first place overall in today’s Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

Tisia Kiplangat won the  men’s marathon with a time of 2:20:25.

Ethiopian Serkalem Abrha won the woman’s marathon with a time of 2:42:08.

They each won $3,000.

The marathon, half marathon and 10K began at 7 a.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.

There was a new route this year.

The new marathon route started at Quicken Loans Arena and will end in Public Square. The change was meant to help athletes enjoy more views of downtown, Lake Erie and other spots in Cleveland.

Plus, it’s flatter and faster.

Each year, nearly 15,000 runners take part in the race. Thousands of spectators cheer participants along throughout their neighborhoods.

Click here for the 2017 Cleveland Marathon full, half and 10K map

Click here for the 2017 Cleveland Cleveland 5K and 8K map

Click here for a list of street closures

More information on the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon here

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