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• Strong Elite fields Set For 2019 Volkswagen Prague Marathon

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The 25th edition of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon, the RunCzech event awarded the IAAF Gold Label, will kick off this Sunday, May 5 at 9:00 CET.

A strong multinational elite field with runners from Europe, Asia and the U.S. is prepared to attack personal and event records as they lead over 10,500 runners through the streets of the historic city.

During the final pre-race press conference today in the Hilton Prague Hotel much of the discussion revolved around this race serving as a stepping stone to qualification for the World Championships in Doha this year and/or 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Lonah Salpeter of Israel, Kellyn Taylor of the U.S., Amos Kipruto from Kenya, and Hamid Ben Daoud from Spain along with Jirka Homolac of the Czech Republic are all hoping this race will bring future as well as immediate rewards.

The race will be broadcast and streamed live on ČT Sport from 8:50 CET and worldwide thanks to the broadcasts of the group Lagardère Sports Media Ltd. Check the list here.


TOP MEN / personal bests

  • Almahjoub Dazza (BRN) - 2:05:26
  • Amos Kipruto (KEN) - 2:05:43
  • Solomon Kirwa Yego (KEN) - 2:06:24
  • Paul Muchemi Kipyego (KEN) - 2:08:49
  • Benard Kiprop (KEN) - 2:06:19
  • Aychew Bantie (ETH) - 2:08:19
  • Oleksandr Sitkovskyy (UKR) - 2:09:11
  • Hamid Ben Daoud (ESP) - 2:10:21
  • Stephen Chebogut (KEN) - 2:05:52
  • Dawit Wolde (ETH) - 2:10:04

TOP WOMEN / personal bests
  • Bornes Jepkirui Kitur (KEN) - 2:24:19
  • Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (ISR) - 2:24:17
  • Kellyn Taylor (USA) - 2:24:29
  • Shitaye Eshete (BRN) - 2:24:51
  • Genet Yalew (ETH) - 2:27:46
  • Catherine Bertone (ITA) - 2:28:34
  • Flomena Chepchirchir Chumbia (KEN) - 2:23:00
  • Diane Nukuri (USA) - 2:27:50
  • Lucy Cheruiyot (KEN) - debut
  • Hellen Jepkurgat (KEN) - 2:31:12

 



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