Kenya’s Janet Rono won the 10th edition of the Daegu International Marathon that was held on Sunday (1) in Daegu, South Korea.
The 29 year-old reached the half way mark in 1:13.11 in the company of Korea’s Ahn Seul-Ki, defending champion Pamela Rotich of Kenya and compatriot Winnie Jepkorir, last year’s runner-up.
Rono reached 30km mark in 1:44.08 and the lead quartet was starting to get strung out with Rotich and Jepkorir struggling to keep up. Over the course of the following 5km, Rono built up a 15-second lead over Ahn with Rotich and Jepkorir falling even further behind.
Rono maintained her advantage cutting the tape in 2:28.01 with Ahn coming in second with big personal best of 2:28.17, almost four minutes quicker than her previous best.
The dedfending champion closed the podium three slots in2:28.45 and was followed by Jepkorir four seconds later.
- Janet Rono (KEN) 2:28.01
- Ahn Seul-Ki (KOR) 2:28.17
- Pamela Rotich (KEN) 2:28.45
- WInnie Jepkorir (KEN) 2:28.49
- Soud Kanbouchia (MAR) 2:31.53