Ethiopia’s Bekelech Borecha ran away with the women’s title at the 27th edition of the Prague marathon that was held on Sunday (8) in Prague, Czech Republic.
The 24 year-old who came to this race with the second fastest time of 2:24.51 that she got last year at Barcelona marathon where she finished just outside the podium, beat Purity Changwony from Kenya who came with the fastest time on paper of 2:22.46 that she got at last year’s edition of Xiamen Marathon where she took the silver medal.
Borecha left the Kenyan gasping for air at the 35km mark and she never looked back cutting the tape in a new personal best of 2:22.56 with Changwony coming home a distant later in 2:25.11.
“I wanted an even better time. But I am still very happy running a personal best here in Prague,” said Borecha.
Sintayehu Hailemichael from Ethiopia closed the podium three finishes in time of 2:25.20.
Ethiopia’s Waganesh Amare and Risper Chebet from Kenya came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:27.57 and 2:29.54 respectively.
The race course record of 2:19.46 that was set in 2019 by Kenyan-Israeli runner Lonah Chemtai remains intact.
- Bekelech Borecha (KEN) 2:22.56
- Purity Changwony (KEN) 2:25.11
- Sintayehu Hailemichael (ETH) 2:25.20
- Waganesh Amare (ETH) 2:27.57
- Risper Chebet (KEN) 2:29.54