Former Paris Marathon champion, Stanely Kipleting Biwott took the top honors at the 12th edition of the Padova Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Padova, Italy.
The 36 year-old who in 2016 London Marathon ran a career best time of 2:03:51, finishing in second place behind the world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge. This time placed him in number six on the all-time ranking list.
Biwott who carried a personal best of 58:56 that he got at the 2013 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon pulled away from the lead group at the 15km mark, surging ahead and cutting the tape in a time of 1:01.57. He was followed by his compatriot David Ngure who also finished in second place in last years edition.
Ethiopia’s Barecha Geleto Tolosa closed the podium three finishes.