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Kangogo wins 2014 Calgary Marathon

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According to, Kenyan native Kip Kangogo won the 2014 Calgary Marathon on Sunday. Kangogo, who now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, posted a time of two hours, nineteen minutes and forty-seven seconds.

Gela Hailu of Ethiopia finished in second place. Hailu was ten seconds slower than Kangogo at two hours, nineteen minutes and fifty-seven seconds. Daniel Kipkoech of Kenya finished third with an overall time of two hours, twenty minutes and five seconds.

For Kangogo, it was his twelfth major victory in Canada since 2009. He previously won the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run and the Oasis Zoo Run in Toronto in 2010, the 8km Harry's Spring Run Off in Vancouver, and the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon again in 2012. Then in 2013, defended his title at the 8km Harry's Spring Run Off, and won the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, the Calgary Mother's Day Run and Walk and the 10km Toronto Yonge Street Marathon. Kangogo has also won the Times Colonist 10km run in Victoria the last three years.

According to Jeff MacKinnon of the Calgary Herald, Kangogo's time was a Calgary Marathon record and happened a day before his daughter Emma's first birthday. It was also Kangogo's best time in a marathon in 2014.

In the women's division, Emily Chepkorir of Kenya posted the fastest time of two hours, forty-six minutes and twenty-one seconds. Chepkorir also posted the tenth fastest time overall. Maria Zambrano of Calgary was second with a time of two hours, fifty-two minutes and forty-four seconds and Nadine Mueller of Canmore, Alberta was third with a time of two hours, fifty-nine minutes and fifty-nine seconds.