Tanzania’s Emmanuel Gisamoda made his marathon debut memorable when he ran away with the honors at 17th edition of the Generali Genève Marathon held on Sunday (15) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The 33 year-old battled Sila Kiptoo and Stanley Bett for the honors but he was too swift on the two as he left them at the 25km mark and never looked back as he forged ahead solo for the reminder of the race to cut the tape for the first time over the distance with a personal best of 2:10.39.
Gisamoda was followed by Kiptoo who crossed the line in 2:11.31 with Bett closing the podium three finishes a distant later in 2:14.39.
Ethiopia’s Birhan Nebebew and Zaphania Cheruiyot from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:14.39 and 2:14.58 respectively.
- Emmanuel Gisamoda (TZN) 2:10.39
- Sila Kiptoo (KEN) 2:11.31
- Stanley Bett (KEN) 2:12.01
- Birhan Nebebew (ETH) 2:14.39
- Zaphania Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:14.58