Kenya’s Rotich, Ethiopian Memuye win Paris Marathon

Kenya’s Rotich, Ethiopian Memuye win Paris Marathon

PARIS (Reuters) – Kenya’s Elisha Rotich received the lads’s race and Ethiopia’s Tigist Memuye topped the ladies’s podium on the Paris Marathon on Sunday.

Rotich set a course document as he crossed the road in two hours 4 minutes 21 seconds to complete forward of Ethiopia’s Hailemaryam Kiros.

The 31-year-old Kenyan took practically a minute off his private finest and broke Kenenisa Bekele’s seven-year course document of two:05:04 as he picked up tempo after the 25-kilometre mark.

Kenya’s Hillary Kipsambu got here third after slipping two spots within the last phases of the race.

Within the girls’s race, Memuye ran a time of two hours 26 minutes and 12 seconds after a late surge to seal the largest win of her profession.

Memuye completed about three seconds forward of Yenenesh Dinkesa with Fantu Jimma third as Ethiopians swept the rostrum.

The Paris Marathon, that includes 60,000 members from 145 nations, was initially scheduled for April this yr, however was delayed by six months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The race was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

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