• Gideon Kipketer wins Mumbai Marathon

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Kenya's Gideon Kipketer with a dominant performance took the 2016 Mumbai marathon crown on Sunday, January 17.


Kipketer took the lead passing the 21km marker and from there he increased his lead over the pack. The 23-year-old Kenyan  crossed the line first in 2:08:35  braking the prevoius course record of 2:09:32 set by Uganda's Jackson Kiprop in 2013.

The second place took Ethiopia's Seboka Dibaba in 2:09:20 while third place went to Marius Kimutai of Kenya (2:09:39).

Kipketer also won a prize money of USD 56,000 - USD 41,000 for the win and USD 15,000 for setting a course record.

Meanwhile, the women's crown was clinched by Ethiopian Shuko Genemo with a timing of 2:27:50.

See Mumbai Marathon Results Here.


1 Shuko Genemo 02:27:50
2 Bornes Kitur 02:32:00
3 Valentine Kipketer 02:34:07
4 Rebecca Korir 02:34:31
5 Tesfanesh Merga 02:36:16


1 Gideon Kipketer 02:08:35
2 Seboka Dibaba 02:09:20
3 Marius Kimutai  02:09:39
4 Herpasa Negasa 02:10:17
5 Jacob Cheshari 02:11:59

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