Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum broke the 10th edition of the Daegu International Marathon that was held on Sunday (1) in Daegu, South Korea.
Kiptum took charge of the race at the 35km when his fellow country mate that included Mike Boit, Jacob Kendagor and Reuben Kerio dropped off the pack, as did Morocco’s El Mahjoub Dazza.
The 29 year-old held on and went on to run his personal best of 2:06.29 and breaking the course record of 2:06.51 that was set in 2014 by Yemane Tsegay from Ethiopia.
Evans Korir crossed the line in 2:06.35 with Peter Some closing the Kenyan podium finish fourteen seconds later.
Elisha Rotich also from Kenya came in fourth in 2:07.50 and Dazza crossing the line in fifth place in 2:08.33 on what was his marathon debut.
- Abraham Kiptum (KEN) 2:06.29
- Evans Korir (KEN) 2:06.35
- Peter Some (KEN) 2:06.49
- Elisha Rotich (KEN) 2:07.50
- El Mahjoub Dazza (MAR) 2:08.33
- Jacob Kendagor (KEN) 2:10.08
- Weldu Gebretsadik (ETH) 2:10.39
- Reuben Kerio (KEN) 2:11.02