Kenya’s Elias kemboi Chelimo won the 11th edition of the Zhengkai Marathon that was held on Sunday (25) in Zhengkai in Henan province, China.
Kemboi who came to this race with a personal best of 2:07.04 that he got at the 2010 Frankfurt Marathon, led his fellow country men to 1-2-3 podium sweep when he cut the tape in 2:13.53.
The 33 year-old was followed by Emmanuel Naibei who crossed the line in 2:14.05 with Jonathan Korir taking third place twenty seconds later.
“It’s my first time to run the ZhengKai Marathon. Clear weather and flat road helped me to win. I’m also very happy to win,” said kemboi.
Kemboi pocketed 12,000 US dollars in prize money.
- Elias Chelimo (KEN) 2:13.53
- Naibei Emmanuel (KEN) 2:14.05
- Korir Jonathan (KEN) 2:14.25