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MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: Kenyan long-distance runner Florence Kiplagat (left) and George Hirsch (right), a founder of the New York Marathon, stand next to the burning Marathon Flame. George Hirsch holds the Marathon Flame Torch. The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: Kenyan long-distance runner Florence Kiplagat (left) and George Hirsch (right), a founder of the New York Marathon, hold the Marathon Flame torch high in the air. The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Kenya's Hillary Kipkogei Yego (C) poses on the podium after winning the 31st Athens classic marathon, in a time of 2:13.59, ahead of Dickson Kimeli (L) who clocked 2:14.40 and Kipkorir Rutoh (R) who took third at 2:14.47, in Athens on November 10, 2013. Some 17,000 runners from 102 countries took part in the classic marathon which began just a short distance from the tumulus erected for the Greek dead of the battle of Marathon and finishing at the all-marble Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - 2014/11/08: The place of the Marathon fire is seen with Greek flags on the Background.0n Marathon SEGAS organisation did the ceremony of the Lighting of the Marathon Fire part of the 32nd Athens Marathon Authentic. (Photo by George Panagakis/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: Torch bearers carry the Marathon Flame Torch into the Marathon start venue. The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: The torch bearers line up on the steps that lead up to the Marathon Flame. The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: Close-up of the Marathon Flame Torch. The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - 2014/11/08: George Hirsh of the Runner Magazine together with Florence Kiplagat the marathon runner that was awarded as best Marathon Athletes of 2014, pose for the camera with the torch for the Athens Marathon Authentic during the torch lighting ceremony on the opening of the 32nd Athens Marathon. (Photo by George Panagakis/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: Close-up of the Marathon Flame. The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - 2014/11/08: Mayor of Marathon Ilias Psinakis receives Athens Marathon flame during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Athens Marathon. (Photo by George Panagakis/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - 2014/11/08: George Hirsh of the Runner Magazine together with Florence Kiplagat the marathon runner that was awarded as best Marathon Athletes of 2014 get ready to light the torch during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Athens Marathon. (Photo by George Panagakis/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
MARATHON, ATTICA, GREECE - 2014/11/08: A military band plays at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Athens Marathon. The Marathon Flame of the 32nd Athens Marathon has been lit in the start venue of the Marathon in Marathon. The flame will burn for the whole marathon weekend. A record number of 13,000 Marathon runners is registered for this year's race. (Photo by Michael Debets/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - 2014/11/08: Torch bearers arrive in the historic site carrying the Marathon Torch during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Athens Marathon. (Photo by George Panagakis/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Felix Kipchirchir Kandie won the Athens Marathon Sunday, setting a new course record of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 37 seconds.

Kandie broke away from compatriot Raymond Kimutai Bett after 35 kilometers to win by nearly two minutes. Bett was timed in 2:12:34.

Josphat Kiptanui Chobei came in third in 2:15:38, 13 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Julius Kiplagat Korir.

The previous course record was held by Italy's Stefano Baldini, set at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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