Kenya’s Clement Langat Kiprono took top honors at the 26th edition of the Rome Marathon that was held early Sunday (19) morning in Rome, Italy.
The race was a truly unique edition, a ‘Dawn Edition Special Race“, because it was started almost in the dark, at the first light of day, to mark a rebirth of the city of Rome, of sport, of running, of well-being.
This was the first marathon for Kiprono as he fought a strong rich field that included the 2021 Lagos City Marathon winner Emmanuel Naibei to run away with his first marathon title in a personal best of 2:08.27.
Naibei followed him in second place one second later with Ethiopia’s Ulfata Deresa Geleta closing the first three podium finishes in 2:08.42.
Kenya’s David Kiprono Metto and Metaferia Bekele Muluneh from Ethiopia came home in fourth and fifth place in 2:09.45 and 2:14.46 respectively.
Mathew Kipsaat also from Kenya crossed the line in sixth place in 2:15.06.
- Clement Kiprono (KEN) 2:08.27
- Emmanuel Naibei (KEN) 20:8.28
- Ulfata Geleta (ETH) 2:08.42
- David Metto (KEN) 2:09.45
- Metaferia Muluneh (ETH) 2:14.46
- Mathew Kipsaat (KEN) 2:15.06