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Rono favorite to lift title at Lattelecom Riga Marathon

Kenya’s Georgina Jepkirui Rono will start as favourites at the 26th edition of the Lattelecom Riga Marathon that will be held on Sunday (20) in Riga, Latvia.

The 37 year-old, has a pair of high profile podium finishes to her name, second place in Frankfurt in 2012 where she clocked her 2:21.39 career best, and a third place finish in Boston earlier that year. She can also boast of victories in Eindhoven and Hannover. More recently, she was third at the Dongying Marathon in 2017 clocking 2:28.52.

Rono will battle with last year’s runner-up Kikuyo Tsuzaki of Japan, whose 2:31.32 career best came on this course in 2017. Two-time Warsaw Marathon winner Nastassia Ivanova from Belarus should also be a factor.

Rono comes to this race with a personal best of 2:21.39 that she got at Frankfurt in 2012, but ran season best of 2:28.03 that she got last month when defending her Warsaw title.

Ethiopian Tigist Teshome, will also be on the start line as comes with her lifetime best of 2:29.57 that she got at the Castellon Marathon in February.

Omullo beats Kimutai to lift the Warsaw marathon title

Kenya’s Ezekiel Omullo won the 6th edition of the Warsaw marathon that was held on Sunday (22) in Warsaw, Poland.

Omullo who has so far won three marathons in Warsaw after prior wins in autumns managed to cut the tape in 2:11.17 leaving the course record of 2:08.17 that was set by another Kenyan John Kibet in 2011 intact.

Omullo was closely followed by his fellow country mate Felix Kimutai, who was defending champion but managed second place this time round when he crossed the line twenty four seconds later.

Ethiopia’s Herpasa Negasa Kitesa closed the podium three position in 2:11.46.

Yared Shegumo, an Ethiopian-born runner who switched his allegiance to Poland and also represented them at the Rio Olympics, was the fastest Pole, finishing the race sixth in 2:13.53.

LEADING RESULTS

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  1. Ezekiel Omullo   (KEN) 2:11.17
  2. Felix Kimutai      (KEN) 2:11.41
  3. Herpasa Kitesa   (KEN) 2:11.46