Ethiopia, Kenya maintain dominance in marathons

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins London Maratho

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins London Marathon

NAIROBI – ETHIOPIA and Kenya have once more demonstrated their kingship of the international long distance circuit following impressive showings at the Virgin Money London Marathon in England over the weekend.

As Ethiopia took the women’s marathon race to Adis Ababa, Kenya made sure the men’s crown went to Nairobi

In the men’s long distance running on Sunday, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge emerged victorious while Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa clinched the women’s crown amid pomp and fanfare.

The London Marathon, which was contested by more than 37 500 marathon athletes is believed to have raised significant amounts of money for charity.

Both men and women’s races were intriguing.

Women’s elite results

1 Tigist Tufa (Ken) 02:23:22
2 Mary Keitany (Ken) 02:23:40
3 Tirfi Tsegaye (Eth) 02:23:41
4 Aselefech Mergia (Eth) 02:23:53
5 Florence Kiplagat (Ken) 02:24:15
6 Jemima Sumgong (Ken) 02:24:23
7 Priscah Jeptoo (Ken) 02:25:01
8 Ana Dulce Felix (Por) 02:25:15
9 Volha Mazuronak (Blr) 02:25:36
10 Rkia El Moukim (Mar) 02:26:33

Men’s elite results

1 Eliud Kipchoge (Ken) 02hrs 04mins 42secs
2 Wilson Kipsang (Ken) 02:04:47
3 Dennis Kimetto (Ken) 02:05:50
4 Stanley Biwott (Ken) 02:06:41
5 Tilahun Regassa (Eth) 02:07:16
6 Samuel Kitwara (Ken) 02:07:16
7 Javier Guerra (Spa) 02:09:33
8 Ghebre Kibrom (Eri) 02:09:36
9 Aleksey Reunkov (Rus) 02:10:10
10 Serhiy Lebid (Ukr) 02:10:21

– CAJ News











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