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Emmanuel Gisamoda beats Sila Kiptoo in Switzerland

Tanzania’s Emmanuel Gisamoda made his marathon debut memorable when he ran away with the honors at 17th edition of the Generali Genève Marathon held on Sunday (15) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The 33 year-old battled Sila Kiptoo and Stanley Bett for the honors but he was too swift on the two as he left them at the 25km mark and never looked back as he forged ahead solo for the reminder of the race to cut the tape for the first time over the distance with a personal best of 2:10.39.

Gisamoda was followed by Kiptoo who crossed the line in 2:11.31 with Bett closing the podium three finishes a distant later in 2:14.39.

Ethiopia’s Birhan Nebebew and Zaphania Cheruiyot from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:14.39 and 2:14.58 respectively.



  1. Emmanuel Gisamoda    (TZN) 2:10.39
  2. Sila Kiptoo                       (KEN) 2:11.31
  3. Stanley Bett                     (KEN) 2:12.01
  4. Birhan Nebebew             (ETH) 2:14.39
  5. Zaphania Cheruiyot        (KEN) 2:14.58

Sebastian Sawe breaks Roma Ostia Half Marathon course record

Kenya’s Sebastian Kirimu Sawe broke the race course record of the 47th edition of the Roma Ostia Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (6) in Roma, Italy.

Sawe led a 1and 3 Kenyan podium finish as he erased the previous course record of 58:44 that had been set in 2016 by Solomon Kirwa Yego.

Sawe set the new course record of 58:02 and was followed by Ethiopian Diriba Gemechu Dida who crossed the line in a time of 59:21.

“Today is my second race in Europe; the conditions for racing were fantastic. I am happy and excited for this result,” said Sawe.

Sebastian Kirimu Sawe receives her trophy after winning the 2022 Roma Ostia Half Marathon with a course record time. Photo: Courtesy

Kenya’s Leonard Langat Kipkoech closed the first three podium finishes in 59:22.

Moses Koech and Sila Kiptoo both from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 59:31 and 59:56 respectively.

The top six men all passed the finish line under the one-hour barrier.



  1. Sebastian Kirimu Sawe       (KEN) 58:02
  2. Diriba Gemechu Dida          (ETH)  59:21
  3. Leonard Langat Kipkoech   (KEN) 59:22
  4. Moses Koech                          (KEN) 59:31
  5. Sila Kiptoo                              (KEN) 59:56

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