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Rono wins Daegu International Marathon

Kenya’s Janet Rono won the 10th edition of the Daegu International Marathon that was held on Sunday (1) in Daegu, South Korea.

The 29 year-old reached the half way mark in 1:13.11 in the company of Korea’s Ahn Seul-Ki, defending champion Pamela Rotich of Kenya and compatriot Winnie Jepkorir, last year’s runner-up.

Rono reached 30km mark in 1:44.08 and the lead quartet was starting to get strung out with Rotich and Jepkorir struggling to keep up. Over the course of the following 5km, Rono built up a 15-second lead over Ahn with Rotich and Jepkorir falling even further behind.

Rono maintained her advantage cutting the tape in 2:28.01 with Ahn coming in second with big personal best of 2:28.17, almost four minutes quicker than her previous best.

The dedfending champion closed the podium three slots in2:28.45 and was followed by Jepkorir four seconds later.

LEADING RESULTS

WOMEN

  1. Janet Rono             (KEN) 2:28.01
  2. Ahn Seul-Ki           (KOR) 2:28.17
  3. Pamela Rotich       (KEN) 2:28.45
  4. WInnie Jepkorir    (KEN) 2:28.49
  5. Soud Kanbouchia (MAR) 2:31.53