West Pokot’s Emily Jepkemoi beat former Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo at the 6th edition of the Kakamega Marathon held on Saturday (26) in Kakamega, Western Kenya.
Jeptoo who last month was controversially denied a third place finish at the Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon due to confusion at the finish line was beaten to second by Jepkemoi who finished fourth at the Eldoret City Marathon when she cut the tape in a time of 2:32.57 with the latter coming second in 2:34.47.
Reigning Chicago Marathon bronze medallist, Vivian Kiplagat closed the podium three finishes in 2:37.07.
The 2011 World U18 Bronze medallist, Lilian Chemweno and the reigning Tallinn Marathon silver medallist, Naomi Maiyo finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:40.34 and 2:40.43 respectively.
- Emily Jepkemoi 2:32.57
- Rita Jeptoo 2:34.47
- Vivian Kiplagat 2:37.07
- Lilian Chemweno 2:40.34
- Naomi Maiyo 2:40.43