Result: Italy's Daniele Meucci wins gold in European Championships marathon

Daniele Meucci of Italy finishes almost a minute clear of the field in a new personal-best time to win men's marathon gold at the European Championships in Zurich.

Daniele Meucci of Italy won men's marathon gold at the European Championships in Zurich earlier today.

Daniele Meucci of Italy celebrates as he wins gold in the Men's Marathon during day six of the 22nd European Athletics Championships on the road race course on August 17, 2014 © Getty Images

The 28-year-old set a new personal best of 2:11.08 to finish almost a minute clear of the field.

"We are working on Italy continuing to write marathon history," Meucci told reporters. "This is only my fourth marathon. I never looked at the time, at the pace. I only looked at my competitors and at my own sensations."

Poland's Yared Shegumo took the silver [2:12.00], while Aleksey Reunkov of Russia [2:12.15] claimed bronze.

General view of the Olympic rings in Sochi on February 5, 2014.
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