Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono took the top honors at the 41st edition of the Valencia Marathon that was held on Sunday (5) in Valencia, Spain.
Cherono was forced into a sprint finish but he was too good with his feet as he out-sprinted Chalu Deso from Ethiopia to cut the tape in 2:05.12.
The 33 year-old was followed closely by Deso who crossed the line four seconds later.
Philemon Kacheran from Kenya closed the first three podium finishes in 2:05.19.
The race favorite and former world half marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworor finished finished a disappointing fourth in 2:05.23. Ethiopia’s Abebe Negewo finished in fifth in 2:05.27.
- Lawrence Cherono (KEN) 2:05.12
- Chalu Deso (ETH) 2:05.16
- Philemon Kacheran (KEN) 2:05.19
- Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) 2:05.23
- Abebe Negewo (ETH) 2:05.27