Kenyan Ezekiel Kipsang wins marathon debut in Miami

Runners go along Ocean Drive during the annual Miami Marathon, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Ezekiel Kipsang, of Canada, crosses the finish line of the men's division during the annual Miami Marathon race, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Kate Landau, of Tacoma, Wash., crosses the finish line to win the women's division during the annual Miami Marathon race, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI — Ezekiel Kipsang is one for one in marathons.

The 22-year-old Kenyan, who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, won the Miami Marathon, running the distance for the first time Sunday. He finished in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 34 seconds to beat runner-up Jacob Chemtai of Kenya by nearly 2 1/2 minutes.

Kate Landau of Tacoma, Washington, overcame leg cramps and nausea to win the women's race with a time of 2:37:45. Mary Akor of Hawthorne, California, was a distant second in 2:45:55.

More than 20,000 runners in the marathon and half marathon ran in humid, windy weather.

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