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• Ruth Chepngetich Smashes Istanbul Marathon Record with 2:18:35

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Ruth Chepngetich smahed her own Istanbul marathon (IAAF gold label road race) record on Sunda, 11 November.

The 24-year-old, Kenyan shaved a 2 minutes from her own courserecord and personal best to finsh the 2018 Istanbul Marathon in 2:18:35. Her compatriot Margaret Agai finished in a distant second pkace in 2:25:03, while Ethiopian runner Fatuma Sado took third in 2:31:05.

Chepngetich's time is not only a new course record but also a new Turkish all-comers record and also ties her for the 10th place on the women's marathon all time lists. Last year she set the record by running 2:22:36 on her marathon debut. In April, Ruth Chepngetich took seond place at Paris marathon in 2:22:59 while in September.

Top Results Women

1 RUTH CHEPNGETICH KEN 2:18:35 2:18:34
2 MARGARET AGAI KEN 2:25:04 2:25:03
3 FATUMA SADO ETH 2:31:05 2:31:04
4 ZERFIE LIMENEH ETH 2:31:10 2:31:09
5 ELVAN ABEYLEGESSE TUR 2:32:23 2:32:23
6 BORNES KITUR KEN 2:33:48 2:33:47
7 MULIYE DEKEBO HAYLEMARIYAM ETH 2:34:36 2:34:34
8 ÜMMÜ KİRAZ TUR 2:40:40 2:40:39
9 FADİME ÇELİK TUR 2:42:05 2:42:05
10 BÜŞRA NUR KOKU TUR 2:47:05 2:47:04

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