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First-time marathon runners won the men's and women's divisions of the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday.

Andrew Dumm, 23, of Washington took the men's title, finishing the course among the monuments in the nation's capital in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 42 seconds, and Cate Fenster of Wooster, Ohio, led the women's field in 2:39:32.

"I was crying in pain coming up that last hill, the last 200 yards," said Fenster, 37. "I felt good for most of the way, but about mile 20, I could feel the bricks coming. I was kind of shocked to win."


Federer enjoys homecoming again

Roger Federer won his hometown tournament in Basel, Switzerland, for the third straight year, beating second-seeded David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final.

"Things are back into a groove the way I like it," said Federer, who gave up just seven points on his serve.

Generali Ladies: Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic routed No. 2-seeded Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 in the final in Linz, Austria.

Lyon Grand Prix: Seventh-seeded Robin Soderling beat Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 in France to claim his third career title.

Fortis: Olympic champion Elena Dementieva won her third title of the year, outlasting Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in Luxembourg.

ST. PETERSBURG Open: Top-seeded Andy Murray won this title in Russia for the second straight year, beating qualifier Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-1.

paris Masters: Tommy Robredo and Dmitry Tursunov advanced to the second round in France, where three spots in the season-ending Masters Cup are up for grabs. Andy Roddick, Juan Martin del Potro and Gilles Simon hope to earn enough points to hold their rankings in the top eight for a trip to Shanghai. But David Ferrer is just behind Simon, and Tampa's James Blake is among those hoping a good showing will help them qualify for the prestigious event.


Greyhounds: Kiowa Ak Kieffer recorded his 50th career win in his 117th start late Saturday at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg to end a 14-race losing streak. Kiowa Ak Kieffer's win was one of 16 in the week for Filipelli & O'Donnell, which remains second in the kennel standings with 169 victories, 11 behind McAllister Kennels.

Horses:Altesse beat Spring Waltz by a neck in the $107,600 Turn Back the Alarm Handicap for fillies and mares, the closing day feature at Belmont Park in New York.

Skating: Americans Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto won the free dance segment but finished second to France's Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder for the ice dance title at Skate America in Everett, Wash. Japan's Takahiko Kozuka won the men's title.

Skiing:Daniel Albrecht and Didier Cuche gave Switzerland a 1-2 finish in the men's season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria. Defending giant-slalom champ Ted Ligety of the United States was third, and defending overall World Cup champ Bode Miller was 10th.

Soccer: In England's Premier League, Liverpool's 1-0 win ended Chelsea's 86-match home unbeaten streak that dated to a February 2004 loss to Arsenal.

Swimming: Australia's Robert Hurley broke the short-course world record in the 50-meter backstroke in Sydney, finishing in 23.24 seconds to take 0.03 seconds off the mark by Germany's Thomas Rupprath.