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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

Sheila Kiprotich breaks the Berlin Half Marathon course record

Kenya’s Sheila Kiprotich Chepkirui was in a class of her own as ran the eighteenth fastest time in the world at the 41st edition of the Generali Berlin Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (30 In Berlin, Germany.

The 31 year-old brazed the very cold conditions with almost freezing temperatures at the start leading a 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish.

Chepkirui passed 10k mark in 30:32 and was on course for 64:30 at this stage of the race but due to the coldness in her feet she could not maintain her pace but nevertheless she remained calm to forge ahead and erase the old course record of 1:05.16 that had been set by her compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei last year and setting a new course record of 1:05.02.

“I had hoped to break my personal best of 64:36, but at least I won the race with a course record. I am now planning to run my marathon debut later in the year, so maybe I will return to Berlin in September,” said Chepkirui.

chepkirui was followed by Joyce Chepkemoi in a time of 1:05.50 with Irene Kimais closing the podium three finishes in a time of 1:06.34.

Britain’s Samantha Harrison was the fastest non-African runner with a personal best of 1:08.12 in fifth place with Katharina Steinruck from Germany finishing in sixth place in a time of 1:09.38



  1. Sheila Kiprotich     (KEN) 1:05.02
  2. Jocye Chepkemoi   (KEN) 1:05.50
  3. Irene Kimais           (KEN)  1:06.34