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Wanjiku wins Zwolle Half Marathon in style

Kenya’s William Wanjiku took top honors at the 17th edition of the Zwolle Half Marathon that was held on Saturday (9) in Zwolle, Netherlands.

Wanjiku who hails from Mwea led a 1-2-3-4 Kenyan finish the East African Nations took charge of the race.

Wanjiku who came with a personal best of 1:03.52 that he got at this race last year after finishing in fifth place faced a fierce battle from Gilbert Bii, Peter Kwemoi who was last year’s first runner up and Leonard Langat.

Wanjiku held on to the two Kenyans and cut the tape in 1:01.31 and was followed by Bii who crossed the line in 1:02.12 with Kwemoi closing the first three slots in 1:02.28.

William Wanjiku with Fancy Chemutai, the winners of the 2018 Zwolse Half Marathon.Photo: Tom Wildvank

“Am grateful to God considering that last year I was position five and today I have won the race,” said Wanjiku.

Leonard Langat and Felix Chemonges from Uganda wrapped up the top five positions when they crossed the line tied together in 1:03.11 and 1:03.11.

The race course record of 1: 00.37 that was set in 2016 by Richard Kiprop who won the same race three times in row remained intact

LEADING RESULTS

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  1. William Wanjiku  (KEN) 1:01.31
  2. Gilbert Bii              (KEN) 1:02.12
  3. Peter Kwemoi        (KEN) 1:02.28
  4. Leonard Langat     (KEN)  1:03.11
  5. Filex Chemonges   (KEN) 2:03.11