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Lucy Karimi wins Venice marathon

Kenya’s Lucy Karimi took the top honors at the 36th edition of the Venice marathon held on Sunday (23) in Venice, Italy.

The 36 year-old who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 2:24.24 that she got in 2020 at the Harmony Geneva Marathon where she won the bronze medal, led 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as she cut the tape in a time of 2:28.12 and was followed by Rebecca Kangogo Chesir who crossed the line in second in 2:29.14 with Caroline Jebet Korir who was making her debut over the distance, closing the podium three finishes in 2:29.14.

Burudi’s Elvanie Nimbona and Ethiopia’s Fantu Zewude Jifar came home in fourth and fifth in a time of 2:30.25 and 2:31.02 respectively.

The race course record of 2:23.37 that was set eleven years ago by Helena Kiprop remains standing.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Lucy Karimi                           (KEN)  2:28.12
  2. Rebecca Kangogo Chesir     (KEN)  2:29.14
  3. Caroline Jebet Korir             (KEN)  2:29:46
  4. Elvanie Nimbona                  (BDI)   2:30:25
  5. Fantu Zewude Jifar               (ETH)  2:31:02