ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Ethiopian Abera Kuma won the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday, pulling away from the favorites as the pace slowed in the second half of the race after a fast start.

Kuma said wind made the conditions tough toward the end of the race as he finished alone in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 46 seconds.

Mark Kiptoo of Kenya came second in 2:07.20 and his Kenyan teammate Bernard Koech was third in 2:08.02.

Asami Kato of Japan won the women's race in a new personal record of 2:26.30.