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Tiidrek Nurme wins the 2018 men's Mercedes Marathon

Tiidrek Nurme wins the 2018 Mercedes men's Marathon (Source: WBRC Video) Tiidrek Nurme wins the 2018 Mercedes men's Marathon (Source: WBRC Video)
Scott Smith: Winner of 2018 Mercedes Men's Half-Marathon) (Source: Sheldon Haygood/Twitter) Scott Smith: Winner of 2018 Mercedes Men's Half-Marathon) (Source: Sheldon Haygood/Twitter)
Ann Karindi: Winner of 2018 Women's Mercedes Half-Marathon (Source: WBRC Video) Ann Karindi: Winner of 2018 Women's Mercedes Half-Marathon (Source: WBRC Video)
Gladys Cheboi wins the 2018 Mercedes women's Marathon (Source: WBRC Video) Gladys Cheboi wins the 2018 Mercedes women's Marathon (Source: WBRC Video)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Tiidrek Nurme from Estonia crossed the finish line Sunday morning to win the 2018 men's Mercedes full Marathon.

He finished with a time of 2:18:40. Nurme said he ran faster because he had to get back home to his wife who is about to have a baby.

Gladys Cheboi, from Kenya, finished with a time of 2:46:12 to win the women's full marathon.

Scott Smith won the men's Mercedes Half-Marathon with a time of 1:04:20.

Ann Karindi won the women's Half-Marathon with a time of 1:12:02.

The Mercedes Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. 

Thousands of runners from around the world are in Birmingham for the event, which also included the children's run and 5K run on Saturday.  

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