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Runners during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2011 in downtown Toronto. (Michelle Siu For The Globe and Mail)
Runners during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2011 in downtown Toronto. (Michelle Siu For The Globe and Mail)

Warga breaks free to win Toronto Waterfront Marathon Add to ...

Sahle Betona Warga of Ethiopia broke free from a small group of runners with about a kilometre left to go to capture the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Sunday morning.

The 28-year-old Warga found himself battling with countryman Botoru Tsegaye and Kenya’s John Kiprotich heading into the final few minutes of a race that was run under wet and often windy conditions.

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Warga to cross the Bay Street finish line near City Hall in the downtown core in a time of two hours, 10.35 seconds, holding on for victory in a world-class field.

Kiplimo Kimutai of Kenya came from off the pace to place second with a time of 2:11.20 with Kiprotich, who took himself out of contention after making a decision stop for water, right behind him in third in 2:11.29.

Tsegaye faded to fourth in 2:11.40.

The top male Canadian was Matt Loiselle of Toronto who finished seventh overall in a time of 2:16.23.

Mary Davies of New Zealand, who lives in Ottawa, was the top female competitor, finishing in 2:28.56, which was the 14th best overall time.

Agnes Kiprop of Kenya was second in 2:29.32 with Ethiopia’s Radiya Adilo in third at 2:30.49.

The top Canadian female runner was Krista DuChene of Brantford, Ont., who finished four overall in a time of 2:32.15.

Chilean runner Francisco Mendez placed first in the half-marathon category with a time of 1:07:48.

Organizers says $3.7 million was raised for 167 charities.

With files from The Canadian Press

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