• Kotut takes Paris Marathon Crown

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Kenya's rising road racing star Cybrian Kotut won his biggest race in his short running career as he won the Paris Marathon on Sunday, April 3.


The 23-year-old Kenyan just after few weeks of winning the Paris Half marathon took the Paris Marathon title in 2:07:11.

Visiline Jepkesho completed Kenyan double after she won the women's marathon crown. The 28-year-old Jepkesho crossed the finish line in  2:25:52 beating Ethiopians Gulume Chala and Dinknesh Tefera into second and third respectively.

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1 02:07:11 KOTUT Cybrian
2 02:07:29 KORIR Laban
3 02:07:37 CHEMLANY Stephen
4 02:08:02 KOGO Micah
5 02:08:16 ABRAHA Gebretsadik
6 02:08:27 LAGAT Alfers
7 02:08:52 ATANFU Yatayal
8 02:09:28 KANDA Luka
9 02:11:30 KOECH Bernard
10 02:12:15 KIPROTICH Felix

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1 02:25:53 JEPKESHO Visiline
2 02:26:14 CHALA Gulume
3 02:28:12 TEFERA Dinknesh
4 02:31:27 CHESIRE Rebecca
5 02:32:05 MELESE Yebrgual
6 02:32:43 OTSUBO Mari
7 02:34:07 UTURA Sule
8 02:34:07 KLEIN Sarah
9 02:35:51 QUAGLIA Emma
10 02:38:33 KOMU Martha
11 02:38:34 VANDENBUSCHE Hanna
12 02:43:00 GEZMU Zenash
13 02:43:31 INO Mitsuko

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Ethiopians Ayana Tsedat and Guteni Shone grabbed convincing victories at the 35th Zurich Maratón de Sevilla. 22-year-old Tsedat clocked 2:06:36 to improve the race record by 1:07. Likewise Shone’s winning time of 2:24:29 broke the course record by a similar difference, 1:06. Volha Mazuronak of Belarus  (2:26:13) and Kenyan Barnabas Kiptum (2:09:20) broke course records at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.

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