Kenya’s Esther Macharia won the 8th edition of the Lyon Women Marathon commonly referred as Run in Lyon that was held on Sunday (1) in Lyon, France.
Macharia who this years Bangkok Midnight marathon in 2:30.23 could not match this time as she led a 1-2 Kenyan finish when she cut the tape in 2:35.18 and was followed in second place by Immaculat Chemutai of 2:48.32.
“I came with the hope of lowering my PB that I got in Bangkok but am greatful to God that i have won this race,” Macharia told the press.
France’s Olga Mallet took third place in 2:56.17 while her fellow country-mates Chrystelle Lambert and Mathilde Guillaumot took fourth and fifth place in 2:57.49 and 3:02.12 respectively
1. Esther Macharia (KEN) 2:35.18
2. Immaculate Chemutai (KEN) 2:48.32
3. Olga Mallet (FR) 2:56.17
4. Chrystelle Lambert (FR) 2:57.49
5. Mathilde Guillaumot (FR) 3:02.12