• Shelly Takes Historic Win For Austraia in Marathon in Commonwealth Games

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Australian marathoner Michael Shelley shocked East African runners and the whole distance running world by winning the marathon at the Glasgow Commonwealth games on Sunday morning.

The 2:11 marathoner, Shelley, who won silver in 2010 commonwealth games about 3km left in the race pulled away from the leading pack and race favorite Stephen Chemlany  and never looked back.

Shelly crossed the finish line in 2:11.15 setting a new personal best while  Stephen Chemlany of Kenya took second in 2:11:58 while Uganda´s Abraham Kiplimo after recovering from a bad fall managed to come back and win the bronze medal in 2:12:13.

The women´s marathon race dominated two Kenyan Runners Flomena Cheyech Daniel andCaroline Kilel who finished first and second respectively. Daniel clocked 2:26:45 whoile Kilel was 25 seconds slower. Australian Jess Trengove finished in the bronze medal position clocking personal best time of 2:30:12.

Top 10 Women

Rank Competitor
1
F. DANIEL  KEN Time:2:26:45
2
C. KILEL KEN  Time:2:27:10
3
J. TRENGOVE AUS Time:2:30:12 PB
4
L. MARCHANT CAN Time:2:31:14
5
H. JOHANNES NAM Time:2:32:02
6
S. PARTRIDGE SCO Time:2:32:18
7
L. DAMEN ENTime:2:32:59
8
M. PANAYIOTOU AUS Time:2:35:01 PB
9
A. WHITEHEAD  ENG Time:2:35:06
10
S. KLEIN AUS Time:2:35:21 PB

 

Top`10 Men´s Results

1
M. SHELLEY AUS Time:2:11:15  PB
2
S. CHEMLANY KEN   Time:2:11:58
3
A. KIPLIMO UGA  Time:2:12:23
4
M. MUTAI UGA  Time:2:12:26
5
J. KELAI KEN Time:2:12:41
6
E. NDIEMA KEN  Time:2:13:44
7
L. ADAMS AUS Time:2:13:49
8
P. KIPLIMO UGA Time:2:14:09
9
D. HAWKINS  SCO Time:2:14:15 
10
S. WAY   ENG Time:2:15:16 PB
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