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Cyprian Kotut breaks Eliud Kipchoge’s record in Hamburg

Kenya’s Cyprian Kotut prevailed in the final sprint against debutant Stephen Kissa from Uganda to smash the race course record at 36th edition of the Haspa Marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Hamburg, Germany.

The 30 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 2:07.13 that he got at the 2016 Paris Marathon where he took the honors, lived to his expectations of targeting the race course record of 2:05.30 that had been set by World Marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge in 2013. Kotut trounced Kissa with a powerful kick, setting a new course record of 2:04.47 which is also his personal best.

Kissa who was making his marathon debut, was forced to settle in second but managed to smash the Ugandan National Record (NR) with a time of 2:04.48.

Ethiopia’s Workineh Tadesse closed the podium three finishes when he crossed the finish line under the old course record in a new personal best of 2:05.07.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Cyprian Kotut          (KEN) 2:04.47
  2. Stephen Kissa         (UGA) 2:04.48 (NR)
  3. Workineh Tadesse  (ETH) 2:05.07

Ndiema targets podium finish at Paris marathon

Kenya’s Erick Ndiema is confident that he will perform well at the Paris marathon marathon that will be held on Sunday (8) in Paris, France.

The former Family Bank Half Marathon champion who has been nursing an injury since 2014 Commonwealth Games said he has recovered fully and is ready to tackle the French capital City streets to come home with a win.

“I have recovered from an injury I picked when competing for Kenya at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Now I have had good training and I hope to run well and bring the title home,” said Ndiema.

The Mount Elgon born runner will face off with defending champion Paul Lonyangata who comes with a personal best of 2:06.10 who won the race as his wife Purity Rionoripo scooped the women’s title with a course record of 2:20.55.

The race has been dominated by Kenyan runners who face heavy competition from perennial rivals Ethiopians.

Cyprian Kotut won in 2016, Mark Korir in 2015, Peter Some (2013), Stanley Biwott (2012) and Benjamin Kiptoo in 2011.