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Samuel Kamau Wansiru becomes the first Kenyan to win the marathon and sets an Olympic record with a time of 2:06:32. Africans continue their dominance in the marathon with Eritrea, Kenya, Morocco and Ethiopia represented at the the front of the pack. Wansiru pulls ahead in the final few kilometres to claim the ultimate long distance prize. Athletics Marathon Men - Olympic Record (2:06:32) - Beijing 2008 - Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN), Jaouad Gharib (MAR), Tsegay Kebede (ETH)