Kenyan Wins Rome Marathon
ROME (AP) _ Kenya’s Henry Cherono and Italy’s Maria Guida won the men’s and women’s divisions of the Rome Marathon on Sunday.
Fenya Crown, an 88-year-old American, finished in just under 7 1/2 hours. The Rome organizers say she is believed to be the world’s oldest active female marathon runner.
Crown has recovered from three bouts with breast cancer in the past decade and has used running as an excuse to travel the world.
``This was my last one,″ Crown said at the finish line just past the Colosseum. ``No more.″
Cherono outlasted a pair of Italians, finishing in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 33 seconds. Ottavio Andriani was the runner-up, finishing six seconds back. He was followed by Alberigo Di Cecco in 2:12:43.
Guida won the women’s event in 2:30:40.
The event, run under cloudy skies and in humid weather, drew about 50,000 entrants.