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IN PICTURES: Paris bathed in sunshine for annual marathon

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IN PICTURES: Paris bathed in sunshine for annual marathon
All photos: AFP
10:36 CEST+02:00
It was a beautiful day for a marathon on Sunday. Here are some of the best snaps.
Paul Lonyangata won the 41st Paris marathon on Sunday with his wife Purity Rionoripo tying up the women's race to make it a memorable day out for the Kenyan couple in the French capital.
   
Lonyangata recorded his biggest career win in a time of two hours six minutes and 10 seconds despite losing valuable time when doubling back after missing the penultimate water station.
 
   
His compatriot, pre-race favourite Stephen Chebogut, came in second at 2hr 6min 56sec, with Solomon Yego completing the all-Kenyan podium in third at 2hr 7min 13sec.
   
"I feel good now as my aim was to come here to win," said Lonyangata who was going one better after taking second in the Paris half-marathon in March.
 
Here's a look at the day in pictures. Congratulations to everyone who took part!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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