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