Kenya’s Felix Kirui Kiprotich broke the race course record at the 41st edition of the Annecy lake marathon that was held on Sunday (17) in Saint-Jorioz, France.
The event which made a comeback in Haute-Savoie after two years of absence due to the health crisis, was back with a bang after Kiprotich who was the 2018 winner smashed the old course record of 2:11.33 that was set in 2011 by Benjamin Bitok from Kenya setting a new course record of 2:11.26.
The 36 year-old was followed a distant later by Bizuneh melaku Belachew from Ethiopia who crossed the line in a time of 2:13.04 with his fellow compatriot Tadese Girma closing the podium three finishes in a time of 2:13.11.
“I am so happy with this win and off course breaking the course record,” said Kiprotich.
Jonathan Limo Kiprop and Patrick Ereng both from Kenya, came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:14.01 and 2:15.16 respectively.
- Felix Kiprotich (KEN) 2:11.26
- Bizuneh Belachew (ETH) 2:13.04
- Tadese Girma (ETH) 2:13.11
- Jonathan Kiprop (KEN) 2:14.01
- Patrick Ereng (KEN) 2:15.16
- Tadette Rioba (ETH) 2:15.50
- Naaman Serem (KEN) 2:15.54