Ethiopian Shumi Gerbaba wins 2011 Stockholm Marathon (Video)

Shumi Gerbaba wins 2011 Stockholm Marathon

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Shumi Gerbaba of Ethiopia won a Stockholm Marathon that was overshadowed Saturday when a runaway bus plowed into a group of spectators, injuring six.

Police said the bus raced out of control down a set of steps and into a busy square during the 26.2-mile race. One man was seriously injured, while four other adults and a child were taken to the hospital with lighter injuries, medical officials said.Shumi Gerbaba wins 2011 Stockholm Marathon

The square, which is located near a public transport hub, was crowded with people heading to view the marathon when the accident occurred. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

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Gerbaba broke away from Dominic Pius Ondoro in the last few miles to finish in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 7 seconds. Pius Ondoro was second in 2:14.23 and fellow Kenyan Kenneth Korir was third.

Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson became the first woman to win the title for four years straight, finishing in 2:37.28. Eri Okubo of Japan was second in 2:38:58.


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