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Mosinet Geremew to battle Elisha Rotich at Seoul Marathon

The 2019 World marathon silver medallist, Mosinet Geremew will lead a deep elite field at the 76th edition of the Seoul Marathon that will on Sunday (17) in Seoul, South Korea.

The 30 year-old who is also a former Ethiopian record-holder, comes to this race with a personal best of 2:02.55. this time is the third fastest time in history which he got at the 2019 London Marathon, where he finished in second place behind Eliud Kipchoge.

Geremew who has finished in top three in eight of his nine completed marathons, will face stiff field that includes eight men with sub-2:06 time.

The Ethiopian will be making a comeback after failing to finish the Tokyo Marathon, but he will return to action this Sunday in a bid to become just the second Ethiopian man in history to win the Seoul Marathon.

Getenew will face his compatriot, Herpasa Negasa who comes to this race with the second fastest time on paper of 2:03.40 that he got at the 2019 Dubai Marathon where he took the silver medals.

Kenya will put their hopes on Elisha Kipchirchir Rotich, who won the 2021 Paris Marathon as he carries to this race a personal best of 2:04.21. The 32 year-old also has five other career marathon victories to his name, and he is a silver medallist in Seoul in 2019.

Three-time Toronto Marathon winner Philemon Rono is also entered, as is his compatriot Mark Korir. The 2015 Paris Marathon winner comes to this race with a personal best of 2:05.49 and this will be his fifth appearance in Seoul; he has made the podium three times in the Korean city but is yet to take any honors.

Kenyan-born marathoner Wilson Loyanae Erupe who acquired Korean citizenship in 2018 and now known as Joohan Oh, holds the race course record with a time of 2:0513. He has also been dropped in with the race organisers after taking four honors in this race.

Ugandan will heavily rely on Filex Chemonges and Moses Kibet to deliver the title to their country as they are also worthy competitor. Chemonges represented Uganda at the Tokyo Olympics and he also holds the Ugandan National Record of 2:05.12. Kibet on the other hand has only competed in two marathons to date but he has a personal best of 2:05.20 that he got at the 2021 Amsterdam Marathon.

The 2017 Seoul runner-up Felix Kandie, two-time Amsterdam winner Benard Kipyego and Kenneth Keter from Kenya have also been added to the list.

Brazilian Olympian Daniel do Nascimento, Solomon Kirwa Yego and Martin Kosgey will also be on the line up to fight for the honors.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 2:02.55
  2. Herpasa Negasa     (ETH) 2:03.40
  3. Elisha Rotich          (KEN) 2:04.21
  4. Philemon Rono      (KEN) 2:05.00
  5. Filex Chemonges   (UGA) 2:05.12
  6. Joohan Oh               (KOR) 2:05.13
  7. Moses Kibet            (UGA) 2:05.20
  8. Mark Korir               (KEN) 2:05.49

Moses Kibet breaks the course record at the Paris half-marathon

Kenyan Moses Kibet broke the course record of the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris that was held on Sunday (6) in Paris, France.

The 24 year-old led a 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as he gave a powerful kick in the finals metres to set a new course record of 59:42 after breaking the previous course record that was set in 2012 of 59:44 by Stanley Biwott .

He was followed by Hillary Kipkoech who crossed the line two seconds later with Justus Kangogo closing the podium first three finishes in 1:01.00

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

  1. Moses Kibet          (KEN) 59:42
  2. Hillary Kipkoech  (KEN) 59:44
  3. Justus Kangogo     (KEN) 1:01.00

Kibet wins Vidovdan 10km Road Race

Kenya’s Moses Kibet lived to his expectations when he won the Vidovdan Road Race 10km, that was held on Saturday (23) in Brcko, Bosnia and Hercegovina.

The 21-year-old, who was fresh from winning the La Corrida de Langueux 10km in France in a solid 28:26, controlled the race throughout and led a breakaway pack in the early stages.

Kibet was followed closely by compatriot Ezra Kering, the winner of a 10km in Stadskanaal, Netherlands, in April, clocking 29:28, Romania’s Nicolae Soare, Morocco’s Jaouad Chemlal and Derara Hurisa of Ethiopia.

Hurisa had to withdraw in the second half after feeling pain in his back that left Kibet to take control of the race cutting the tape in 28:34 and was closely followed by his country-mate Kering who crossed the line thirty five seconds later with Romanian, Soare completing the top three podium finishes in 29:17.

LEADING RESULTS

MEN

  1. Moses Kibet    (KEN) 28:34
  2. Ezra Kering     (KEN) 29:09
  3. Nicolae Soare (ROM) 29:19

Kibet and Jelagat favourites In Brcko 10km

Moses Kibet will start as favourite at the Vidovdan Road Race 10km, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, in Brcko, Bosnia and Hercegovina, on Saturday (23) evening.

The 21-year-old Kenyan will bring some strong momentum to the northern Bosnian city, competing just one week after a solid 28:26 victory at the La Corrida de Langueux 10km in France.

He’ll be facing compatriot Ezra Kering, the winner of a 10km in Stadskanaal, Netherlands, in April, clocking 29:28. the 28-year-old has a 28:35 lifetime best from 2013.

The field also includes Derara Hurisa, who was fourth in the competitive Langueux race, clocking a personal best of 28:31. Another Ethiopian, 2:12 marathoner Fikre Workneh, is also in the field, along with Jaouad Chemlal or Morocco, a former steeplechase standout with a 28:43 personal best. In February the 24-year-old won the Castellon 10km in 29:43.

The favourite in the women’s race is Kenyan Lillian Jelagat.

The 29-year-old has been consistent this year, clocking between 32:40 and 32:57 in three races this spring. Most recently, she was second at last weekend’s Wiezoloop 10km in Wierden, Netherlands, clocking 33:50. her 31:59 personal best, set in 2013, makes her the fastest in the field.

She’ll take on her 21-year-old compatriot Daisy Cherotich, who has a 33:07 best from 2017 and 1:09:44 half marathon credentials this year.

The second fastest in the field on paper is Fatna Maraoui of Italy, although the 40-year-old produced her 32:38 lifetime best more than a decade ago. She’s still running well, more recently finishing fifth at the Milan Marathon in April.

Others who could factor in the battle for a top-five finish include Katsiaryna Karneyenka of Belarus, who clocked 33:19 earlier this month, and 29-year-old Zita Kacser of Hungary, who improved her lifetime best to 33:55 in Ciesyn, Poland, in April.

Both race records have proven difficult to beat. The men’s standard of 28:11 was set by Kenyan Gordon Mugi in 2010, but the women’s record has stood even longer. Serbian star Olivera Jevtic, a former European championships marathon silver medallist and five-time European cross country bronze medallist, clocked 32:04 back in 2008.

Kibet beats Fikadu to lift the Corrida de Langueux 10Km title

Kenya’s Moses Kibet produced a strong sprint to win the 28th edition of the Corrida de Langueux 10Km race that was held on Saturday (16) in Langueux, Brittany, France.

The 21 year-old battled with Bahrain’s Dawit Ayenu Fikadu who came to this race with a personal best of 27:56 that he got at Casablanca in 2016.

It was inexperience against experience as they reached the halfway point in 14:19, a pace well outside the course record of 27:46 that was set by Ethiopia’s Atsedu Tsegay in 2011. No one tried to break away in the following kilometres.

But with one kilometre remaining, seven men remained in contention. The race came down to a fierce sprint between the two but Kibet, outsprinted Fikadu to cut the tape in 28:26, almost a minute better than his personal best of29:20.

Ethiopian Yismaw Ayenu, who finished fourth in last year’s edition, improved two spots in this year’s crossing the line with a personal best of 28:27.  Gizachev Hailu Negasa also from Ethiopia closed the podium t5hree finish in 28:28.

Ethiopia’s Asefa Tefera and Bahrain’s Derara Hurisa took fourth and fifth place in 28:30 and 28:31 respectively.

Former Kenyan now trading as French citizen, James Theuri was the first French to finish crossing the line in 15th place with 29:31.

LEADING RESULTS

MEN

  1. Moses Kibet          (KEN) 28:26
  2. Yismaw Ayenu     (ETH) 28:27
  3. Gizachev Negasa (ETH) 28:28
  4. Asefa Tefera         (ETH) 28:30
  5. Derara Hurisa      (BRN) 28:31