American Watson wins marathon; Biwot does the double

For a full list of all the results and times from the International Race Weekend see tomorrow's Royal Gazette.

  • 2011 Marathon winner Luke Watson with his medal

    2011 Marathon winner Luke Watson with his medal

  • Tania Jones, from Ontario, wins the women's half-marathon in 1:28.55.

    Tania Jones, from Ontario, wins the women's half-marathon in 1:28.55.

  • Shadrack Biwot crosses the finishing line to win this morning's half-marathon.

    Shadrack Biwot crosses the finishing line to win this morning's half-marathon.


America's Luke Watson this morning won the men's marathon in a time of 2.22.49.

Second and third were Ethiopians Teklu Deneke and Derreje Hailegiorgis who both took a wrong turn after mistaking the meaning of a sign.

Watson said: "When I saw the two Ethiopians take a wrong turn I knew it was important to put in a good five miles in the second half of the loop. That was the turning point."

Earlier Shadrack Biwot did the double as he cantered to a win in the half-marathon.

He crossed the line in 1:07.15, apparently hardly looking out of breath. Yesterday he won the 10K.

Biwot said: "Another great day, another great race, I came out with the intentionsof winning and it was great to win two races in a row."

Tania Jones, from Ontario, won the women's half-marathon. Her time was 1:28.55.

The men's top three half-marathon runners were Biwot (Kenya) 1:07.14, Mergersa (Ethiopia) 1:09 and Lagat (Kenya) 1:09.30

The top three women's Half-Marathon finishers were Canada's Tania Jones (1.28.55), Bermuda's Deon Breary (1.33.06) and Kristal Lederer (1:33.31)

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Published Jan 16, 2011 at 8:16 am (Updated Jan 16, 2011 at 9:53 am)

American Watson wins marathon; Biwot does the double

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