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Jelagat wins first place in Rotterdam

15 April 2013, 12:21

Rotterdam - Jemima Jelagat Sumgong kept the Kenyan flag flying high by winning the Rotterdam Marathon in a time of 2:23:27.

Jelagat outrun her nearest rival, Abebech Afework of Ethiopia, who finished in a time of 2:23:59, the Standard reports. Hilda Kibet, a former Kenyan who now runs for the Netherlands, finished in third place in a time of 2:26:42.

Tilahun Regassa from Ethiopia won the men’s event in 2:05:38 with another Ethiopian, Getu Feleke in second place (2:06:45). Sammy Kitwara represented the Kenyan men by securing the third place in a time of 2:07:22.

Kenyan runners will also be running in the oldest marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon, which is due to start later today in Boston, America.

- The Standard

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