Kenya’s Elijah Kiprono Kemboi took top honors at the 37th edition of the Macau International Marathon that was held on Sunday (2) in Macau, China.
The 34 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 2:07.34 that he got at the 2013 Frankfurt Marathon led a 1-2-3-4 Kenyan finish as they dominated the race.
Kemboi who won the Sydney Marathon two months ago added another silver ware to his title when he won the race in 2:25.18 and was followed closely by Joseph Kyengo Munywoki who crossed the line fourteen seconds later with Samwel Kiptanui Maswai closing the podium three finishes in 2:25.43.
Kang Bom Ri from Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Duncan Cheruiyot Koech took fourth and fifth place in 2:”17.16 and 2:17.46 respectively.
The race favorite Solomon Keter from Kenya finished a disappointing six in 2:18.10
The race course record of 2:10.01 that was set in last year’s edition by Felix Kirwa from Kenya remained unchallenged.
- Elijah Kiprono Kemboi (KEN) 2:15.18
- Joseph Kyengo Munywoki (KEN) 2:15.32
- Samwel Kiptanui Maswai (KEN) 2:15.43
- Kang Bom Ri (KOR) 2:17.16
- Duncan Cheruiyot Koech (KEN) 2:17.46
- Solomon Keter (KEN) 2:18.10