Kenya’s Peninah Arusei will carry her hopes high as she tackles the 6th edition of the Hengshui Lake International Marathon that will be held on Saturday (30) in Hengshui City, China.
The 38 year-old comes to the race with a personal best of 2:27.17 that she set in 2011 at Wien Marathon. She earned a bronze medal at the 2010 World Half Marathon Championships.
Arusei’s best marathon performance in recent three years was a second-place finish in Warsaw Marathon last year with a 2:29:21 clocking. She competed in the Yellow River Estuary International Marathon in Dongying this year and finished fifth in 2:33:10.
The fastest woman on the entry list is Ethiopia’s Tigist Memuye who has a personal best of 2:27.39 she got when she took honors at the Zheng-Kai Marathon in China.
Another Ethiopian hoping for a podium finish is Tizita Terecha who has a PB of 2:28.02 that she got at the 2015 Guangzhou Marathon. This year she managed to get 2:36.31 at the Vienna Marathon when she finished in position eight.
Other title contenders on the start list are Kenyans Nancy Koech who a PB of 2:29.30 that she go at this year’s Daegu Marathon where she finished fourth and Betty Lempus who have PB’s of 2:29.31 that she got at the Enschede marathon in Netherlands.
- Peninah Arusei (KEN) 2:27.17
- Tigist Memuye (ETH) 2:27.39
- Tizita Terecha (ETH) 2:28.02
- Nancy Koech (KEN) 2:29.30
- Betty Lempus (KEN) 2:29.31