Elly, Crawford run away with the Loch Ness titles
Kenyan runner Tarus Elly showed the calmness and composure of an experienced veteran as he cruised to an impressive victory in yesterday’s Baxters Loch Ness marathon – despite this being his first race at the distance.
The Manchester-based athlete, who comes from the western Kenyan village of Eldoret which has produced so many world-class distance runners over the years, was making his marathon debut.
The 28-year-old, who has lived in England for 10 years, never looked to be in any danger of losing and although his winning time of 2hr 27min 21sec was more than 7min outside the course record set by his compatriot Simon Tonui in 2009, Elly looked as though he is capable of running faster.
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