Kenya’s Julius tuwei took the top honors at the 75th edition of the Enchede marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Enchede, Netherlands.
Tuwei who led 1-2 Kenyan podium finish, faced a battle of life and death as he was pushed almost to the tape by three runners, Enock Onchari his compatriot, Tandu Abate from Ethiopia and Josphat Kiprotich.
The 28 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 2:08.06 that he got at the2018 Valencia marathon where he finished in seventh place, held off the two cutting the tape with the third fastest time of 2:07.43 missing Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich time of 2:07.20 by twenty three seconds. World Marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge’s course record time of 2:04.30 that he set at last year’s edition remains standing.
Onchari was forced to settle in second place with a time of 2:07.52 with Abate closing the podium in 2:07.59.
Kenya’s Josphat Kiprotich and Kenneth Cheserek finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:09.08 and 2:10.23 respectively.
- Julius tuwei (KEN) 2:07.43
- Enock Onchari (KEN) 2:07.52
- Tandu Abate (ETH) 2:07.59
- Josphat Kiprotich (KEN) 2:09.08
- Kenneth Cheserek (KEN) 2:10.23