Edwin Soi runs away with Marathon de La Rochelle title

Edwin Soi runs away with Marathon de La Rochelle title

Kenya’s Edwin Soi took the top honors at the 30th edition of the Marathon de La Rochelle that was held on Sunday (28) in Rochelle, France.

Soi led a 1-2 Kenyan podium finish as he fought for the title with his fellow country-mate David Kiprono, who pushed him to the wire but Soi managed to hold him off cutting the tape in 2:09.14 with Kiprono crossing the line in second fourteen seconds later.

Ivan Horodyskyy from Ukraine closed the first three podium finishes in 2:10.13.

Ethiopia’s Azmeraw Mengist and Gilbert Masai from Kenya crossed the finish line in fourth and fifth place in 2:11.47 and 2:13.47 respectively.

The race course record of 2:07.13 that was set in 2011 by John Komen remained intact.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Edwin Soi                  (KEN) 2:09.14
  2. David Kiprono          (KEN) 2:09.28
  3. Ivan Horodyskyy      (UKR) 2:10.13
  4. Azmeraw Mengist    (ETH) 2:11.47
  5. Gilbert Masai            (KEN) 2:13.06

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