• Ekiru (KEN) 2:02:57 and Gebrekidan (ETH) 2:19:35 set Marathon World Leads in Milan

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Kenya’s Titus Ekiru and Ethiopia’s Hiwot Gebrekidan produced outstanding marathon world-leads of 2:02:57 and 2:19:35 at the Generali Milano Marathon on Sunday, April (16).

Ekiru, who won the Milano marathon in 2019 (2:04:46), finished almost one minute ahead of his compatriot Reuben Kipyego (2:03:55) to set the Italian all-comers record. The men's podium concluded another Kenyan runner Barnabas Kiptum with 2:04:17. The first eight men finished inside 2:06 making it one of the deepest marathons staged in Italy.

The women's marathon race winner Gebrekidan shaved more than 4 minutes from her previous personal to win the race in a 2:19:35, the first sub-2-hour marathon this year. Racheal Jemutai Mutgaa of Kenya claimed second place with 2:22:50 while former Kenyan Eunice Chumba, who competes now for Bahrein took third place with 2:23:10. The top seven women finished the Milano marathon within 2 hours and 25 minutes. 

See detailed Milano marathon results here.

Top Results Men
1 Titus Ekiru (KEN) 2:02:57
2 Reuben Kipyego (KEN) 2:03:55
3 Barnabas Kiptum (KEN) 2:04:17
4 Seifu Tura Abdiwak (ETH) 2:04:29
5 Leul Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:04:31
6 Gerald Gabriel Geay (TAN) 2:04:55
7 Nicholas Kirwa (KEN) 2:05:01
8 Joel Kemboi Kimurer (KEN) 2:05:19
9 Yerssie Beshah Eskezia (ETH) 2:06:40
10 Elisha Kipchirchir Rotich (KEN) 2:06:44

Top Results Women
1 Hiwot Gebremaryam Gebrekidan (ETH) 2:19:35
2 Racheal Jemutai Mutgaa (KEN) 2:22:50
3 Eunice Chumba (BRN) 2:23:10
4 Moges Betelhem Cherenet (ETH) 2:23:38
5 Risper Chebet (KEN) 2:23:50
6 Tilahun Yenenesh Dinkesa (ETH) 2:24:50
7 Lewetegn Hailemichael Sintayeheu (ETH) 2:24:53
8 Besu Sado (ETH) 2:27:06
9 Winfridah Moseti Moraa (KEN) 2:27:44
10 Stella Barsosio (KEN) 2:27:52

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