Lel hits back at Great North Run

ATHLETICS: Kenyan marathon king Martin Lel put his recent injury worries behind him to win yesterday&rsquo;s Great North Run in impressive fashion.<br /><br />The 30-year-old, who has been suffering from a hip injury, finished the 13&ndash;mile course in 59 minutes, 32 seconds &ndash; just two seconds shy of his lifetime best.<br /><br />Lel said: &ldquo;I was well prepared for this race but as I had not competed for so many months, I was still not certain of what might happen.&rdquo;

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