Cyprian Kotut wins 40th Paris marathon 2016

Posted on:04 Apr 2016 14:52:45

Cyprian Kotut wins 40th Paris marathon 2016
04 April 2016 Current Affairs: Cyprian Kotut won the Paris marathon on Sunday as Kenyan runners pulled off a podium sweep in perfect weather conditions.The 24-year-old Kotut, who also won the Paris half-marathon last month, completed the 42.195-kilometer (26-mile) race in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 11 seconds to improve on his personal best set last year when finishing runner-up in Milano on his debut over the distance (2:08.55).Kotut, the younger brother of three-time London Marathon winner Martin Lel, came in ahead of Laban Korir, who clocked 2:07.29. Stephen Chemlany finished third in 2:07.37.In bright sunshine and mild temperatures, the race started on a high pace and remained open until the final kilometers. Kotut made his move with four kilometers left and won alone on the Avenue Foch.Men Category  : 1 Cyprian Kotut (Kenya) 2:07:11 2 Laban Korir (Kenya) 2:07:29 3 Stephen Chemlany (Kenya) 2:07:37 4 Micah Kogo (Kenya) 2:08:03 5 Gebretsadik Abraha (Ethopia) 2:08:18 Women’s Category : 1 Visiline Jepkesho (Kenya) 2:25:53 2 Gulume Tollesa (Ethopia) 2:26:14 3 Dinknesh Mekasha (Ethopia) 2:28:12 4 Rebecca Chesire (Kenya) 2:31:29 5 Yebrgual Melese (Ethopia) 2:32:05


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