• Ruth Chepngetich Smashes Istanbul Marathon Record with 2:18:35
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.
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|7||MULIYE DEKEBO HAYLEMARIYAM||ETH||2:34:36||2:34:34|
|10||BÜŞRA NUR KOKU||TUR||2:47:05||2:47:04|