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Zablon Chumba smashes the Porto marathon course record

Kenya’s Zablon Chumba smashed the race course record at the 17th edition of the Porto marathon Portugal that was held on Sunday (7) in Porto, Portugal.

The 30 year-old came to this race with a personal best of 2:10.38 that he got at the 2019 Marathon of Toulouse Métropole, ran as if he will not compete again cutting the tape in a new personal best and course record time of 2:08.58 smashing the previous record of 2:09.05 by eight seconds, that had been set by Robert Chemonges from Uganda.

Chumba led 1-2 Kenyan podium finish as he was followed by Bernard Kiprotich a distant later who crossed the line in 2:09.42.

Ethiopia’s Asnake Dubre closed the first three podium finishes in 2:10.14.

Sila Kiptoo and Ezekiel Kipruto Kemboi came home in fourth and fifth place in 2:13.16 and 2:15.27 respectively.

In the women category, it was an Ethiopian affair as they took all the three podium positions. Kidsan Alema ran a personal best as she took the top honors in 2:28.01 with Shewarge Alene Amare coming home in second in 2.28.16 and Motu Megersa finishing in third place in 2.28.56.



  1. Zablon Chumba      (KEN) 2:08.58
  2. Bernard Kiprotich   (KEN) 2:09.42
  3. Asnake Dubre          (ETH) 2:10:14
  4. Sila Kiptoo               (KEN) 2:13.16
  5. Ezekiel Kemboi       (KEN) 2:15.27
  6. Emmanuel Kibet     (KEN) 2:16.31
  7. Ezekiel Kimeli          (KEN) 2:20.48


  1. Kidsan Alema            (ETH) 2:28.01
  2. Shewarge Amare      (ETH) 2:28.16
  3. Motu Megersa           (ETH) 2:28.56
  4. Feyne Gemeda          (ETH) 2:29.32
  5. Meselech Tsegaye    (ETH) 2:29.38
  6. Lydiah Mathati         (KEN) 2:29:42
  7. Caroline Jepchirchir (KEN) 2:29:45