Kenya’s Nobert Kigen took the top honors at the 27th edition of the Prague International marathon that was held on Sunday (8) in Prague, Czech Republic.
KIgen who took bronze at last years edition was a man on a mission this year as he took on Kelkile Woldaregay and Yitayal Zerihun both from Ethiopia and his two compatriots, Edwin Kosgei and Ronald Korir who gave him a hard time but managed to hold off the four in the last 3km to cut the tape in a time of 2:07.54.
“I am so happy for winning this years race after coming third last year. I was a bit concerned that I thought I might not have the finish kick but am glad it clicked and I took the title,” said Kigen.
The 29 year-old was followed almost a minute later by Woldaregay who crossed the line in a time of 2:08.30 with Zerihun closing the podium in 2:08.44.
Kosgei and Korir were forced to settle in third and fourth place in a time of 2:08.58 and 2:09.53 respectively.
The race course record of 2:05.39 that was set in 2010 by Eliud Kiptanui from Kenya remains untouched
- Nobert Kigen (KEN) 2:07.54
- Kelkile Woldaregay (ETH) 2:08.30
- Yitayal Zerihun (ETH) 2:08.44
- Edwin Kosgei (KEN) 2:08.58
- Ronald Korir (KEN) 2:09.53