Olympian wins Brighton Marathon in record time

Ser-od Ba-otochir wins the Brighton Marathon today

Ser-od Ba-otochir wins the Brighton Marathon today

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Ser-od Ba-otochir stormed to an emphatic victory at the inaugural Brighton Marathon.

The Mongolian national record holder came home more than five minutes ahead of his nearest rival Michael Coleman in rising temperatures in the city.

Ba-otochir, a two time Olympian who lives in Gateshead, clocked 2hr.19min.05sec to eclipse the previous fastest time set for a marathon in Sussex.

Coleman was the top British runner in 2hr.24min.36sec ahead of Brighton and Hove City's Chris Thompson, the top Sussex athlete in third place.

Thompson, who was running in his first ever marathon on his 26th birthday, clocked 2hr.29min.50sec with James Savage in fourth.

Jo Bryce, of Burgess Hill Runners, won the women's race ahead of Brighton and Hove's Cathy Ulliott.

Bryce clocked 3hr.03min.16sec with Ulliott just 22 seconds behind in 3hr.03min.38sec. Polly Moseley came third.

Don't miss our fantastic coverage of the Brighton Marathon in The Argus tomorrow

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7:50pm Sun 18 Apr 10

Bennn says...

Well done. What a fantastic day it was. I am so proud to live in this wonderful city.
Well done. What a fantastic day it was. I am so proud to live in this wonderful city. Bennn
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10:07am Mon 19 Apr 10

tilburyre says...

"the Mongolian national record holder". Kind of sums it up doesn't it. Couldn't the organisers attract even one internationally known runner?
"the Mongolian national record holder". Kind of sums it up doesn't it. Couldn't the organisers attract even one internationally known runner? tilburyre
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2:41pm Mon 19 Apr 10

kayotic says...

tilburyre wrote:
"the Mongolian national record holder". Kind of sums it up doesn't it. Couldn't the organisers attract even one internationally known runner?
I understand that all the record breaking runners were already committed to the London Marathon and they charge the earth to run anyway and the Brighton Marathon people didn't have the finances to pay their very large amounts they charge for appearance fees.
[quote][p][bold]tilburyre[/bold] wrote: "the Mongolian national record holder". Kind of sums it up doesn't it. Couldn't the organisers attract even one internationally known runner?[/p][/quote]I understand that all the record breaking runners were already committed to the London Marathon and they charge the earth to run anyway and the Brighton Marathon people didn't have the finances to pay their very large amounts they charge for appearance fees. kayotic
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10:40pm Mon 19 Apr 10

michael.evans says...

How did the Argus manage to produce a souvenir edition with Monday's paper without the name or photograph of the winner - when the results were known soon after midday on Sunday?
How did the Argus manage to produce a souvenir edition with Monday's paper without the name or photograph of the winner - when the results were known soon after midday on Sunday? michael.evans
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