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Judith Jeptum Korir takes top honors at Stralugano Half Marathon

Kenya’s Judith Korir Jeptum was the talk of the town as she won the 14th edition of the Stralugano Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (29) in Lugano, Switzerland.

Jeptum who was running along Veronica Njeri Maina for the first 15km where he decided the break from her and not looking back, powering to cut the tape in1:06.24 with Njeri coming home in a distant in 1:09.15.

Ethiopia’s Belay Tegegn Addisalem was left with no choice but to pick the bronze medal in 1:12.30 with another fellow country-mate Likina Amebaw and German’s Deborah Schöneborn crossing the line in fourth and fifth place in 1:12.35 and 1:12.51 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM WOMEN

  1. Judith Jeptum Korir            (KEN) 1:06.24
  2. Veronica Maina Njeri         (KEN) 1:09.15
  3. Addisalem Belay Tegegn    (ETH) 1:12.39
  4. Amebaw Likina                     (ETH)  1:12.53
  5. Deborah Schöneborn           (GER)  1:12.51

Matthew Samperu leads Kenya Clean sweep at Stralugano Half Marathon

Matthew Samperu led a Kenyan podium finish at the 14th edition of the Stralugano Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (29) in Lugano, Switzerland.

Samperu had to overcome his fellow Kenyan Maxwell Kortek Rotich at the last 500m by giving a final powerful kick and cutting the tape in 1:01.03 with Rotich coming home second in twelve seconds later.

James Murithi Mburugu also from Kenya closed the first three podium finishes in 1:01.22.

Yisma Antenyayehu Dagnachew from Ethiopia and Birir Kipkorir from Kenya were forced to settle on fourth and fifth place in 1:0138 and 1:03.32 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

  1. Matthew Samperu             (KEN) 1:01.03
  2. Maxwell Kortek Rotich      (KEN) 1.01.15
  3. James Murithi Mburugu    (KEN) 1:01.22
  4. Yisma Dagnachew              (ETH)  1:01.38
  5. Kipkorir Birir                        (KEN) 1.03.32