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Xinhua: Korean Ji wins Men's Marathon at Asiad

Updated:2010-11-27 15:11:06 Source: Xinhua

Guangzhou, November 27 - Korean Ji Youngjun won the Men's Marathon title with a time of 2 hours 11 minutes 11 seconds at the Asian Games here on Saturday.

The silver medal was taken by Yukihiro Kitaoka of Japan in 2:12:46 and the bronze medal went to Mubarak Shami of Qatar at 2:12:53.

"It's a tough race," said Ji. "I am very happy to win the gold medal."

Chinese Dong Guojian, a former 10,000m runner, finished forth in 2:14:48.

"It's very hot today," Dong said. "I performed quite well in the first 30km, but I was very tired after that. I had expected a medal but I failed.

Chinese Zhou Chunxiu claimed the Women's Marathon gold earlier on Saturday.

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