Kenya’s Charles Yosei Muneria smashed the course record at the 21st edition of the Munster marathon held on Sunday (02) in Münster, Germany.
The 27 year-old who is also the 2016 World Cross Country championships bronze medallist took the hard course head on as he went to history as the second individual to ever gone down the 2:10 mark, when he led 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as he crashed the old course record of 2:09.28 that had been set by his compatriot Justus Kiprotich in 2018 with a new course record time of 2:09.07.
Muneria who lowered the course record with twenty seconds was followed a distant later by Martin Cheruyot who crossed the finish line in second place with a time of 2:11.21 with Cornelius Chepkok sealing the podium three finishes in 2:11.52.
Ethiopia’s Kefyalew Sileshi Kifle and Justus Kiprotich from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth in respective time of 2:13.58 and 2:15.24.
The first German to cross the finish line was Elias Sansar who came home fourteen minutes later after Muneria, when he crossed the finish line in sixth place in a time of 2:23.14.
- Charles Yosei Muneria (KEN) 2:09.07
- Martin Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:11.21
- Cornelius Chepkok (KEN) 2:11.52