Kenya’s Gladys Jeruto Kiptoo who was making her marathon debut was beaten to second at 27th edition of the Rome Marathon that was held on Sunday (27) in Rome, Italy.
Ethiopia’s Sechale Dalasa Adugna won the race in style as she took charge of the race at the 15km mark in a race that was dominated by her compatriots as she pulled away from the lead group and never looked back forging on to cut the tape in a new personal best of 2:26.08.
Adugna was followed a distant later by Kiptoo who proved to be a force to reckon in future races when crossed the line with a new lifetime best of 2:28.44.
Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele Nedi closed the podium three finishes in a time of 2:31.00.
Yeshimebet Tades Bifa and Tahiri Rahma both from Ethiopia finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:32.15 and 2:32.36 respectively.
Ethiopia’s Fekre Bekele Tefera smashed the race course record at the 27th edition of the Rome Marathon that was held on Sunday (27) in Rome, Italy.
Terfera led a 1-2 Ethiopian podium finish as he erased the previous course record of 2:07.17 that was set in 2009 by Benjamin Kiptoo from Kenya.
Tefera cut the tape in new course record of 2:06.48.
He was followed by his compatriot who crossed in second with a personal best of 2:07.04 with Moroccan long-distance runner who was banned for two years as a result of irregularities in his biological passport and who was also the fastest runner on paper closing the first three podium finishes in a time of 2:07.31.
The first Kenyan to cross the finish line was Cheshari Kirui Jacob who pulled a time of 2:09.09 in position five with his compatriot Joshua Kipkemboi Kogo coming home in fifth place in 2:09.41.
Kenya’s Clement Langat Kiprono took top honors at the 26th edition of the Rome Marathon that was held early Sunday (19) morning in Rome, Italy.
The race was a truly unique edition, a ‘Dawn Edition Special Race“, because it was started almost in the dark, at the first light of day, to mark a rebirth of the city of Rome, of sport, of running, of well-being.
This was the first marathon for Kiprono as he fought a strong rich field that included the 2021 Lagos City Marathon winner Emmanuel Naibei to run away with his first marathon title in a personal best of 2:08.27.
Naibei followed him in second place one second later with Ethiopia’s Ulfata Deresa Geleta closing the first three podium finishes in 2:08.42.
Kenya’s David Kiprono Metto and Metaferia Bekele Muluneh from Ethiopia came home in fourth and fifth place in 2:09.45 and 2:14.46 respectively.
Mathew Kipsaat also from Kenya crossed the line in sixth place in 2:15.06.