Saina Kipkemboi

Saina Kipkemboi thrashes Buenos Aires Marathon course record

Kenya’s Saina Kipkemboi thrashed the course record of the 34th edition of the Buenos Aires Marathon that was held on Sunday (23) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kipkemboi produced one of the finest kicks ever experienced at this course as he thrashed both the defending champion Barnabas Kiptum and the race course record by four minutes 26 seconds.

The race course record was set by Kiptum last year when he cut the tape in 2:09.46 and was smashed by Kipkemboi when he set a new course record of 2:05.20, the fastest ever marathon South America.

Saina Emmanuel Kipkemboi with Abraham Kiptum celebrate after breaking race course record. Photo: Maxi Failla

Kipkemboi has left many wondering as this was his first debut and has a personal best of  of 62:03 that he got when he finished second  at the Berkane Half Marathon in Morocco in April.

Kiptum came in a distant second in a new personal best of 2:09.19.

Peru’s Cristian Pacheco an Olympian closed the first three podium finishes in 2:11.18.

The first Argentine to cross the line was Miguel Ángel Barzola, who finished in seventh place in 2:16.46.


  1. Saina Kipkemboi   (KEN) 2:05.21
  2. Barnabas Kiptum   (KEN) 2:09.19
  3. Cristian Pacheco   (PER)  2:11.19
  4. Derlis Ayala            (PAR) 2:13.41
  5. Geoffrey Kosgei     (KEN) 2:14.00