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Romania wins gold in women's marathon

2008-08-17 02:11:44 GMT2008-08-17 10:11:44 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Constantina Tomescu of Roumania displays the Roumanian national flag after taking women's marathon final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Tomescu claimed the title of the event. (Xinhua Photo/Guo Dayue)

Tomescu Constantina of Romania lunges into the finish line during women's marathon at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Tomescu claimed the title of the event. (Xinhua/Guo Dayue)

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Romanian marathoner Constantina Tomescu added her country Sunday morning a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

The 38-year-old Tomescu has led all the way since the 25km mark, and finished in 2 hours 26 minutes 44 seconds.

World recorder holder Paula Radcliffe of Britain lagged far behind.

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