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Ethiopia’s Endeshaw Negesse held off world and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda to win Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, part of the six-race World Marathon Majors series.

The 26-year-old Negesse took the tape in 2 hours, 6 minutes flat ahead of Kiprotich (2:06:33) and defending champion and race record-holder Dickson Chumba of Kenya, who came in third (2:06:34).

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