Chebii leads Kenyan 1-2 finish at L. Biwa Marathon
Ezekiel Chebii led compatriot Vincent Kipruto to a 1-2 finish in the men’s race as the Kenyans dominated the Lake Biwa Marathon in Otsu, Japan.
Chebii, a former Madrid champion ran a winning 2:09:06 to shed six seconds off his previous personal best as Kipruto clocked 2:09.15 for second.
Ugandan Solomon Mutai, the bronze medallist at the 2015 world championships, finished third in 2:09:59, knocking 43 seconds off his previous lifetime best.
“I was hoping to run 2:06, but the last half was quite difficult with the wind,” Chebii, who trains in Kaptagat in Elgeyo Marakwet County, said.
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