Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Outlander star Sam joins Edinburgh Marathon runners

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Outlander star Sam Heughan was among an estimated 35,000 runners who took to the roads in this weekend's Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

The actor completed the marathon as part of a challenge to raise funds for male cancer awareness charity Cahonas Scotland.

Organisers said people from all over the world participated in Scotland's biggest running festival.

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Image caption Outlander star Sam Heughan was raising funds for a male cancer awareness charity

Events included a marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k.

Kenyan Joel Kipkemboi Kiptoo took advantage of good running conditions to set a course record in the men's marathon, finishing in two hours, 13 minutes and 33 seconds.

He beat the previous record set in 2005 by almost two minutes.

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American Jeffrey Stein took second place, followed by local favourite Michael Crawley in third.

The women's race was dominated by Kenyan athlete Caroline Jepchirchir, who led from the front with a time of two hours, 47 minutes and 35 seconds.

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The podium was completed by Edinburgh's Shona McIntosh and Tracy Millmore from Stanley in County Durham.

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