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Samoei wins marathon

Philip Samoei was the winner of the men's full Manitoba Marathon on Sunday, finishing in a time of 2:35:45 in the annual Father's Day race on Sunday.

Gina Tessman, 25, was the women's marathon winner with a time of 2:58:04.

Philip Samoei, the winner of this year's Manitoba Marathon, crosses the finish line at the University of Manitoba Sunday morning.

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Philip Samoei, the winner of this year's Manitoba Marathon, crosses the finish line at the University of Manitoba Sunday morning. Photo Store

Philip Samoei grabs a glass of water at Portage Avene and Empress Street during the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday. Samoei won the marathon in a time of 2:35:45.6.

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Philip Samoei grabs a glass of water at Portage Avene and Empress Street during the Manitoba Marathon on Sunday. Samoei won the marathon in a time of 2:35:45.6.

Repeat half-marathon winner Brian Walker finished with a time of 1:11:58, just under the 72-minute mark. Walker won the half back in 2007 as well.

The women's half-marathon was won by Alice Sherwin, who finished the race in a time of 1:27:15.

The wheelchair full marathon was dominated by 71-year-old Chester Draper from Dryden, who finished with a time of 1:57:26.

"It feels pretty darn good," Draper said.

                             

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