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Reuben Kerio beats Hiribo Shano to lift Kosice Marathon title

Kenya’s Reuben Kerio won the 98th edition of the Kosice Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Košice, Slovakia.

Kerio was targeting the race course record of 2:07.01 that was set in 2012 by Lawrence Kimaiyo from Kenya. He missed it by only seventeen seconds making him the second fastest on the course as he cut the tape in a personal best of 2:07.18.

Kerio was closely followed by Hiribo Shano from Ethiopia who crossed the line 30 seconds later with Albert Kipkosgei Kangogo also from Kenya closing the first three podium finishes in 2:07.52

Jackson Kiprop from Uganda and Deribe Melka Robi from Ethiopia finished in fourth and fifth place in 2:08.28 and 2:10.03 respectively.

The organizers prepared interesting financial bonuses for the best in the overall ranking. Kerio and Tadesse ran a sub 2:10. They will each receive fifteen thousand euros. This is apart from the prize money.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Reuben Kerio      (KEN) 2:07.18
  2. Hiribo Shano       (ETH) 2:07.48
  3. Albert Kangogo  (KEN) 2:07.52
  4. Jackson Kiprop     (UG) 2:08.28
  5. Deribe Robi         (ETH) 2:10.03

 

Tadese Ayantuová breaks the course record at Kosice Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tadese Kumela Ayantuová smashed the course record at the 98th edition of the Kosice Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Košice, Slovakia.

Ayantu broke the race course record of 2:26.01 that had been set by Sichala Kumeshi in 2019 when she forged ahead to cut the tape in a new course record of 2:24:35. The Ethiopian lowered the course record with by 1:26.

Ayantu led 1-2-3 podium finish as she was followed closely by Maeregu Hayelom who crossed the line in 2:24.42 with Dinknesh Tefer closing the the first three podium finishes in 2:25.00.

Tadesse Ayantu will also receive a bonus 5,000 euros for breaking the race course record.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM WOMEN

  1. Tadese Ayantu             (ETH) 2:24.35
  2. Maeregu Hayelom       (ETH) 2:24.42
  3. Dinknesh Tefer            (ETH) 2:25.00
  4. Maryna Damancevich (BEL) 2: 32.22
  5. Milliam Ebongonová   (KEN) 2:34.40