• Kenya’s Kipruto and Ethiopia’s Edesa take the 2016 Xiamen International Marathon
» Sunday, 03 January 2016
Kenya’s Vincent Kipruto and Ethiopia’s Worknesh Edesa were crowned champions at the 2016 Xiamen International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday , January 2.
The 2011 world championships silver medalist Kipruto won the Xiamen international marathon with a time of 2:10:18.
Ethiopian youngster 19-year-old Shura Kitata, who finished second with a PB of 2:08:53 at Shanghai Marathon in
November took second place second in 2:10:20. The podium concluded another Ethiopian Feyisa Bekele who crossed the line with a time of 2:11:09.
In the women's race Ethiopians swept the podium as the 23-year-old Worknesh Edesa shave off more than seven minutes off her personal best to win
the women’s title in 2:24:04. Also, running a new personal best, Marta Lema (ETH) finished second with a time of 2:24:32, while Fantu Eticha came in third in 2:26:53.
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