Chelimo, Kejela win 81st Manchester Road Race

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Olympian Paul Chelimo has outkicked Kirubel Erassa by two seconds to win the Manchester Road Race.

Buze Kejela of Ethiopia had an even slimmer margin of victory in the women’s race, besting Molly Huddle of Providence, R.I., by just a second.

Related: Thousands take part in Manchester Road Race

Chelimo, a Kenyan-born U.S. citizen, finished the 4.75-mile course in an unofficial time of 21 minutes 32 seconds. Erassa was second in 21:34.

Kejela’s unofficial clocking of 23:57 barely held off Huddle.

Related: Lagat, Chelimo in field for Manchester Road Race

Some 13,000 runners and walkers turned out for Thursday’s 81st running of the race.

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