Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kirui, Cherono win Bogota Half Marathon

Peter Kirui and compatriot Gladys Cherono were crowned the winners of the thirteenth edition of the ‘Media Marato´n de Bogota´’- an IAAF Gold Label Road Race held in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday.
24-year old Kirui finished in a time of 1:02:26, just 6 seconds off the race record. Second place went to Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lelisa who clocked 1:03:18 ahead of Wilson Chebet’s 1:04:19. Victor Kipchirchir, Isaac Macharia, and Sammy Kitwara came fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
In the women’s side, Cherono posted a time of 1:13:27 ahead of Ethiopia’s Abebech Afework who finished in 1:14:49. Helah Hiprop came third in 1:15:56. Rose Chebet and Neriah Asiba were fifth and seventh respectively.

Kenya’s Sammy Ridrond wins Health Marathon

Sammy Ridrond emerged victorious in the second edition of the Phuket Health International Marathon held in Thailand’s Phuket town, on Sunday morning. He posted a time of 2 hours and 25 minutes in the open 42- kilometre event. He was followed by Thailand’s Suwat Paibaoon.  

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