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Njeru wins Warsaw Half Marathon

Kenya’s Polline Wanjiku Njeru won the 13th edition of the PZU Warsaw Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (25) in Warsaw, Poland.

Njeru put on a zealous fight as she took on two Ethiopians after the 15K mark to go ahead of them cutting the tape in 1:10.01 and was closely followed by the race favorite Birhan Mhretu Gebrekidan from Ethiopia who crossed the line twenty five seconds later.  Her fellow country-mate Maeregu Hayelom Shegae closed the podium finish in 1:10.52.

Lilian Jelagat and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo both from Kenya came in fourth and fifth in 1:11.03 and 1:11.29 respectively.

Last weekends winner of the ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon Christine Oigo finished a distant sixth place in 1:11.43.

Anna Gosk was the first Polish to cross the line in 1:14.49.

LEADING RESULTS

WOMEN

  1. Polline Wanjiku Njeru         (KEN) 1:10.01
  2. Birhan Mhretu Gebrekidan (ETH) 1:10.26
  3. Maeregu Hayelom Shegae   (ETH) 1:10.52
  4. Lillian Jelagat                          (KEN) 1:11.03
  5. Jemutai Kiplimo Joyce           (KEN) 1:11.29
  6. Christine Moraa Oigo            (KEN) 1:11.43
  7. Anna Gosk                                (POL) 1:14.49
  8. Olga Kalendarova-Ochal       (POL) 1:16.40
  9. Zsófia Erdelyi                           (HUN) 1:18.28
  10. Karolina Pilarska                     (POL) 1:18:38