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Joan Chelimo smashes the Seoul Marathon course record

Kenya’s Joan Chelimo smashed the race course record at the 76th edition of the Seoul Marathon that was held Sunday (17) in Seoul, South Korea.

The 31 year-old who has competed in six half marathon races and lost known, came to this race with the third fastest time on paper of 2:20.57 that she got when she finished in eighth place at the 2020 Valencia marathon.

Chelimo faced a strong deep elite field field that included two fastest Ethiopians on paper on paper; Guteni Shone of 2:20.11 and Sutume Asefa of 2:20.30, but this did not deter her effort and she went ahead to thrash the old course record of 2:19.51 that was set in 2006 by Zhou Chunxiu from China, setting a new personal best and New course record of 2:18.03.

Chelimo was followed by Ethiopia’s Sutume Asefa Kemede who crossed the line in second place also running under the old record with a time of 2:18.12.

Eunice Chebichii chumba who finished seventh at the Tokyo Olympics, closed the podium three places in a time of 2:20.02.

Kenya’s Celestine Chepchirchir and Guteni Shone Imana, who was the fastest athlete on paper finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:20.10 and 2:28.05 respectively.



  1. Joan Chelimo Melly        (ROM) 2:18.04 (CR)
  2. Sutume Asefa Kemede    (ETH) 2:18.12 (CR)
  3. Eunice Chumbai              (BHN) 2:20.02
  4. Celestine Chepchirchir   (KEN) 2:20.10
  5. Guteni Shone Imana       (ETH) 2:28.05