Kenya’s Shelmith Nyawira Muriuki took the top honors at the 30th edition of the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon held on Sunday (13) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 38 year-old who was part of the team Kenya to the Commonwealth Games led a 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as she claimed the title in a time of 2:44.16 with Sheila Chesang coming home in second in 2:45.15.
“I was not expecting to win because there were so many strong opponents. God was the one that helped me today.
“It also feels good to win with my compatriots. When you win, your flag is flying high for the country,” said Muriuki
Eunice Muchiri closed the podium three finishes in a time of 2:49.00.
The race course record of 2:34.37 that was set in 2011 by Rose Nyangacha from Kenya remains standing.
- Shelmith Nyawira Muriuki (KEN) 2:44.16
- Sheila Jepkosgei Chesang (KEN) 2:45.15
- Eunice Nyawira Muchiri (KEN) 2:49.00