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Maurine Chepkemoi destroys the Enschede marathon course record

Kenya’s Maurine Chepkemoi destroyed the course record at the 75th edition of the Enschede marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Enschede, Netherlands.

The 23 year-old came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 2:20.18 that she got at the 2021 Amsterdam Marathon, where she took the silver medal.

Chepkemoi took charge of the race from the 30km mark leaving the leading group of Alemtsehay Asefa from Ethiopia and her compatriot Caroline Jepchirchir behind with her eyes set on the course record of 2:25.59 that was set by Katharina Steinruck from Germany in 2021.

The 2021 Geneva Marathon champion increased her pace with 2km remaining to smash the old record by more than four minutes as she set a new course record time of 2:21.10.

Chepkemoi was followed a distant later by Asefa who crossed the line with over three minutes later in a time of 2:24.42 with Jepchirchir closing the podium finish in 2:26.11.

Ethiopia’s Aberash Feyesa and Naomi Jebet finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:26.43 and 2:28.00 respectively.



  1. Maurine Chepkemoi  (KEN) 2:21.10
  2. Alemtsehay Asefa      (ETH) 2:24.42
  3. Caroline Jepchirchir   (KEN) 2:26.11
  4. Aberash Feyesa           (ETH) 2:26.43
  5. Naomi Jebet                (KEN) 2:28.00
  6. Brenda Jerotich          (KEN) 2:28.27
  7. Euliter Tanui              (KEN) 2:31.17
  8. Rodah Tanui               (KEN) 2:38.13

Zablon Chumba smashes the Porto marathon course record

Kenya’s Zablon Chumba smashed the race course record at the 17th edition of the Porto marathon Portugal that was held on Sunday (7) in Porto, Portugal.

The 30 year-old came to this race with a personal best of 2:10.38 that he got at the 2019 Marathon of Toulouse Métropole, ran as if he will not compete again cutting the tape in a new personal best and course record time of 2:08.58 smashing the previous record of 2:09.05 by eight seconds, that had been set by Robert Chemonges from Uganda.

Chumba led 1-2 Kenyan podium finish as he was followed by Bernard Kiprotich a distant later who crossed the line in 2:09.42.

Ethiopia’s Asnake Dubre closed the first three podium finishes in 2:10.14.

Sila Kiptoo and Ezekiel Kipruto Kemboi came home in fourth and fifth place in 2:13.16 and 2:15.27 respectively.

In the women category, it was an Ethiopian affair as they took all the three podium positions. Kidsan Alema ran a personal best as she took the top honors in 2:28.01 with Shewarge Alene Amare coming home in second in 2.28.16 and Motu Megersa finishing in third place in 2.28.56.



  1. Zablon Chumba      (KEN) 2:08.58
  2. Bernard Kiprotich   (KEN) 2:09.42
  3. Asnake Dubre          (ETH) 2:10:14
  4. Sila Kiptoo               (KEN) 2:13.16
  5. Ezekiel Kemboi       (KEN) 2:15.27
  6. Emmanuel Kibet     (KEN) 2:16.31
  7. Ezekiel Kimeli          (KEN) 2:20.48


  1. Kidsan Alema            (ETH) 2:28.01
  2. Shewarge Amare      (ETH) 2:28.16
  3. Motu Megersa           (ETH) 2:28.56
  4. Feyne Gemeda          (ETH) 2:29.32
  5. Meselech Tsegaye    (ETH) 2:29.38
  6. Lydiah Mathati         (KEN) 2:29:42
  7. Caroline Jepchirchir (KEN) 2:29:45

Kiptoo wins Edinburgh Marathon four years after being shot in an ambush

Joel Kipkemboi Kiptoo hailed the Edinburgh Marathon as the start of a new chapter in his career after winning this year’s event in a course record of 2:13:33.

The 32-year-old Kenyan, brought over to the Capital as part of the race’s Project Africa charity, survived an ambush four years ago in his homeland that left two of his training partners dead.

He bolted away from the outset at the head of more than 12,000 runners to finish almost eight minutes clear of American competitor Jeffrey Stein with Corstorphine’s Michael Crawley third. “It’s my first big win overseas since I was shot,” Kipkemboi revealed. “I’ve had some health problems to overcome. I’ve really had to nurse my knee.

But I felt good here. It was my fastest ever time. It was a fantastic course. I went out at the start by myself but I really felt I could go and win.” Stein flew in from Washington DC to land a comfortable runners-up spot. “I normally do an autumn marathon but I had the chance to come here and it went great.”

Jepchirchir wins the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon. Photo: Race Organisers

Kipkemboi’s compatriot, Caroline Jepchirchir, above, was the leading female in 2:47:36 with local favourite Shona McIntosh 92 seconds behind and Birtley’s Tracy Millmore third. “It’s 12 years since I last ran this but I did the half two years ago when I was pregnant,” McIntosh revealed. “I feel I should have gone quicker. I pushed the pace at the start but I ended up too slow.”

Severino Felipe Gomez narrowly won the adjoining half-marathon from Spanish rival Arturo Quijada Gonzalez in 1:10:37 with Irish Olympian Breege Connolly the leading female in 1:16:09.


Jepchirchir wins Edinburgh Marathon

Kenya’s Caroline Jepchirchir won the Edinburgh women Marathon title that was held on Sunday (27) in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jepchichir cut the tape in a time of 2:47.35.

Jepchirchir was followed by Scotlands Shona McIntosh with 2:49.07 with third place going to Great Britains Tracy Millmore of 2:52.14

Caroline Jepchirchir (c) with Shona McIntosh (R) and Tracy Millmore pose for a photo after receiving their awards


  1. Caroline Jepchirchir  (KEN) 2:47.35
  2. Shona McIntosh         (SCOT) 2:49.07
  3. Tracy Millmore           (GBR) 2:52.14