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Julius tuwei wins Enschede marathon

Kenya’s Julius tuwei took the top honors at the 75th edition of the Enchede marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Enchede, Netherlands.

Tuwei who led 1-2 Kenyan podium finish, faced a battle of life and death as he was pushed almost to the tape by three runners, Enock Onchari his compatriot, Tandu Abate from Ethiopia and Josphat Kiprotich.

The 28 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 2:08.06 that he got at the2018 Valencia marathon where he finished in seventh place, held off the two cutting the tape with the third fastest time of 2:07.43 missing Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich time of 2:07.20 by twenty three seconds. World Marathon record holder, Eliud Kipchoge’s course record time of 2:04.30 that he set at last year’s edition remains standing.

Onchari was forced to settle in second place with a time of 2:07.52 with Abate closing the podium in 2:07.59.

Kenya’s Josphat Kiprotich and Kenneth Cheserek finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:09.08 and 2:10.23 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Julius tuwei             (KEN) 2:07.43
  2. Enock Onchari        (KEN) 2:07.52
  3. Tandu Abate            (ETH) 2:07.59
  4. Josphat Kiprotich   (KEN) 2:09.08
  5. Kenneth Cheserek  (KEN) 2:10.23