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Lawrence Cherono wins Valencia Marathon

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.



  1. Lawrence Cherono     (KEN) 2:05.12
  2. Chalu Deso                  (ETH) 2:05.16
  3. Philemon Kacheran   (KEN) 2:05.19
  4. Geoffrey Kamworor   (KEN) 2:05.23
  5. Abebe Negewo            (ETH) 2:05.27