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Ndiema targets podium finish at Paris marathon

Kenya’s Erick Ndiema is confident that he will perform well at the Paris marathon marathon that will be held on Sunday (8) in Paris, France.

The former Family Bank Half Marathon champion who has been nursing an injury since 2014 Commonwealth Games said he has recovered fully and is ready to tackle the French capital City streets to come home with a win.

“I have recovered from an injury I picked when competing for Kenya at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Now I have had good training and I hope to run well and bring the title home,” said Ndiema.

The Mount Elgon born runner will face off with defending champion Paul Lonyangata who comes with a personal best of 2:06.10 who won the race as his wife Purity Rionoripo scooped the women’s title with a course record of 2:20.55.

The race has been dominated by Kenyan runners who face heavy competition from perennial rivals Ethiopians.

Cyprian Kotut won in 2016, Mark Korir in 2015, Peter Some (2013), Stanley Biwott (2012) and Benjamin Kiptoo in 2011.

Kiptum breaks the Daegu Marathon course record

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

Kiptum took charge of the race at the 35km when his fellow country mate that included Mike Boit, Jacob Kendagor and Reuben Kerio dropped off the pack, as did Morocco’s El Mahjoub Dazza.

The 29 year-old held on and went on to run his personal best of 2:06.29 and breaking the course record of 2:06.51 that was set in 2014 by Yemane Tsegay from Ethiopia.

Evans Korir crossed the line in 2:06.35 with Peter Some closing the Kenyan podium finish fourteen seconds later.

Elisha Rotich also from Kenya came in fourth in 2:07.50 and Dazza crossing the line in fifth place in 2:08.33 on what was his marathon debut.

LEADING RESULTS

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  1. Abraham Kiptum      (KEN) 2:06.29
  2. Evans Korir                (KEN) 2:06.35
  3. Peter Some                (KEN) 2:06.49
  4. Elisha Rotich             (KEN) 2:07.50
  5. El Mahjoub Dazza   (MAR) 2:08.33
  6. Jacob Kendagor        (KEN) 2:10.08
  7. Weldu Gebretsadik  (ETH)  2:10.39
  8. Reuben Kerio            (KEN) 2:11.02