Kenya’s William Yegon defended his title at the Harmony Geneva Marathon that was held on Sunday (6) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The 35 year-old who was the winner of Lagos Marathon in February and who came to defend his title, broke away from his fellow country-mate Joseph Aperumoi with 2km to go to cut the tape 2:12.10.
“It was really warm today so it wasn’t possible to beat my course record,” said Yegon, who clocked 2:10:31 last year. “I didn’t lead the race for long; I overtook my friend just 2km from the finish. I’m really happy to defend my title here in Geneva.”
Yegon drifted back preferring to run alone. He came even with his compatriot with six kilometres remaining before pouncing four kilometres later.
Aperumoi came in second in 2:13.54 with Wycliff Biwott, rounding out the podium in 2:17.40.
- William Yegon (KEN) 2:12.10
- Joseph Aperumoi (KEN) 2:13.54
- Wycliff Biwott (KEN) 2:17.40