Kenya’s Cornelius Kibet Kiplagat took the top honors at the 38th edition of the Buenos Aires Marathon held on Sunday (24) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The 30 year-old led a 1-2-3- Kenyan podium finish as he cut the tape in a time of 2:08.29 with the 2016 Rio Olympics 10,000m silver medallist, Paul Kipngetich Tanui who was making his debut over distance and was also poised as the race favorite coming home in second in 2:09.57 with Robert Kimutai Ngeno closing the podium three finishes in 2:10.16.
Kenya’s Ediwn Kiptoo and Ethiopia’s Fikadu Kebebe Debele finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:10.21 and 2:12.52 respectively.
Another Kenyan Samwel Eaki Kiptoo came home in sixth in 2:14.09.
The race course record of 2:05.00 that was set four years ago by Evans Kibet from Kenya remains standing.
- Cornelius Kibet Kiplagat (KEN) 2:08.29
- Paul Kipngetich Tanui (KEN) 2:09.57
- Robert Kimutai Ngeno (KEN) 2:10.16
- Edwin Kibet Kiptoo (KEN) 2:10.21
- Fikadu Kebebe Debele (ETH) 2:12.52
- Samwel Ekai Kiptoo (KEN) 2:14.09