Kenya’s Angela Jemesunde Tanui waded through the floods to claim the top position at the 87th edition of the Venice Marathon that was held on Sunday (28) in Venice, Italy.
Tanui came to this race with a personal best of 2:26:31 that she got at Wien Italy in 2017 but this time due to heavy down pour and floods covering the entire city that forced her to wade through ankle-deep water,
Prevented her from running her best time as she labored to cruise to victory in 2:31.27.
Witnesses described the conditions as “insane” and some suggested it had turned the marathon into a swim.
Ethiopia’s Amente Sorone Nagash came a distant second crossing the line seven minutes later in 2:38.56 with Tanui’s sister Euliter Tanui closing the first three podium finishes in 2:40.53.
Brenda Kebeya from Kenya took fourth with Nikolina Sustic from Croatia taking fifth place in 2:44.22 and 2:50.15 respectively.
- Angela Tanui (KEN) 2:31.27
- Sorome Amente (ETH) 2:38.56
- Euliter Tanui (KEN) 2:40.53
- Brendah Kebeya (KEN) 2:44.22
- Nikolina Sustic (CRA) 2:50.15