World Marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich, will make her debut at the 42nd edition of the Nagoya Women’s Marathon, which is a World Athletics platinum label road race that will be held on Sunday(13) in Nagoya, Japan.
The reigning champion of the Chicago Marathon goes to this race carrying a Personal best of 2:17.08 that she got when she won the 2019 Dubai Marathon.
The 27 year-old will not have an easy race as she will face off with Kenyan -Israel runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter who also comes to this race with a personal best of 2:17:45 that she got when took the top honors at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon.
Chepngetich looks superior to Salpeter both on paper and experience but the only thing they have in common is each has won one marathon major.
The race organisers have put the two together to try and attack the race course record of 2:20.29 that was set in 2020 by Mao Ichiyama of Japan.
The race will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022 2:45AM Kenyan time.
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