Saturday , July 31 2021

Kenya's Athens Marathon wins Kipkorir

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Kenya's Kipkorir won the 36th Athens Marathon in the third fastest time, leaving Ethiopia's Tesfa Wokneth two minutes behind.

Kipkorir won at the end of 19 seconds after 25 kilometers and after 25 kilometers, 2 hours 10 minutes and 56 seconds, after Felix Kandle won the 2014 race in the field.

Wokneth was second in 2: 12: 52 and Ethiopian's Asmeraw Mengistu came in third at 2:13:20.

The other two Kenyan first rolled 5.

Shelmith Muriuki from Kenya won the women's race – and was the 17th overall – 2:36:46 with a good personal goal, Kenya runner Rebby Koech (2:38:54) and Greece Beating Eleftheria Petroulaki (2:46:09)

Sunday morning began a record 18,750 runners.

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