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Olano topples Jalabert and Armstrong in marathon

Olano in his cycling days Photo: © Tim Maloney/CN

Olano in his cycling days Photo: © Tim Maloney/CN

Lance Armstrong made a wave of publicity when he ran the New York City marathon, completing the event in a sub-three hour time. The American was unable to undo his former cycling rival, Frenchman Laurent Jalabert, who competed in the same event in 2005 (2:59'36" versus 2:55'39").

However, both Jaja and Tex will have to make way for the 1995 world champion, Abraham Olano. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 34 year-old Spaniard toppled the times of his past competitors by going 2:39' in the San Sebastián marathon. He finished 34th behind winner William Serem of Kenyan.

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