Ekiru leads Kenyan sweep at Milano Marathon


Ekiru leads Kenyan sweep at Milano Marathon
(L-R) Gabriel Gerald Geay (TAN), Titus Ekiru, Allan Kiprono (KEN), MARCH 10, 2019 - Marathon : 2019 Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, Start & Goal Ojiyama Athletics stadium in Shiga, Japan. (Photo by MATSUO.K/AFLO SPORT)

In Summary

  • Kenya’s Titus Ekiru clocked a new personal best of 2:02:57 to defend his title at the Milano Marathon held on Sunday in Italy
  • The new mark obliterated the previous course record of 2:04:46 which Ekiru himself set in 2019, and was also the fastest time in a marathon on Italian soil

Kenya’s Titus Ekiru clocked a new personal best of 2:02:57 to defend his title at the Milano Marathon held on Sunday in Italy.

The new mark obliterated the previous course record of 2:04:46 which Ekiru himself set in 2019, and was also the fastest time in a marathon on Italian soil.

Reuben Kiprop was second in 2:03:55 while Barnabas Kiptum placed third in 2:04:17 as Kenyans swept the podium in the Italian capital.

“At the 30km mark I felt I could make a move and together with my friend (Reuben) Kiprop we surged forward. It is a great win for me. I am now going to relax and wait for my next race which I now aim to run 2:01,” said Ekiru.

Ethiopia’s Hiwot Gebrekidah won the women’s race in 2:19:35 as Rachael Jemutai of Kenya placed second in 2:22:50 while Eunice Chebichii of Bahrain was third in 2:23:10

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