Kenyans dominate Greek marathon
11 November 2013, 09:09
Athens - Kenyans have again proven to be the undisputed champions of long-distance running.
Locals claimed the podium finishes this past weekend at the 31st Athens Classic Marathon with Hillary Yego Kipkogei winning the race in 2 hrs 13 min 50 sec and was followed closely by Dickson Kimeli who set a time of 2:14:40.
David Kipkorir who closed the meddle bracket in a time of 2:14:47, was third.
“It was the first time I participated in the Athens classic marathon. I am very happy that I managed to achieve my personal best time,” said Yego while addressing the press immediately after the race.
In the women’s category, Rotich Nancy Joan touched the tape first in a time of (2:41:38).
The outstanding performances come at a time doping allegations against local athletes are rife.
A recent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report indicates that the number of doping cases has risen significantly over the past two years. These allegations have however refuted by senior officials from Athletics Kenya.
– CAJ News