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KENYA’S STUNNING CLEAN SWEEP IN CHICAGO MARATHON

Athlete Florence Kiplagat celebrates winning the 2016 Chicago Marathon

Athlete Florence Kiplagat celebrates winning the 2016 Chicago Marathon

Kenyan athletes made a sterling performance yesterday at the 2016 Chicago marathon following a clean sweep of the first five positions in the race.

Two-time World Marathon champion Abel Kirui, stayed ahead of the pack to win this year’s Chicago Marathon in a record time of 2:11:23, overthrowing the defending champion Dickson Chumba who finished second in a time of 2:11:26.

Gideon Kipketer came in third (2:12:20) followed by Paul Lonyangata  (2:13:17) with Stephen Sambu finishing fifth in a time of 2:13:35.

Florence Kiplagat Defends Her Title

In the women’s marathon, Florence Kiplagat took the lead at 40km to defend her title and won the race in a record time (2:21:32) and just like in the men’s marathon, three other fellow patriots clinched the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions.

Edna Kiplagat came in second at a time of 02:23:28 followed by Valentine Kipketer (02:23:41) and Purity Rionoripo (02:24:47).

 

President Kenyatta declared winner.

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