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Ruth Matebo, Barnabas Kipyego are Wroclaw champions

Kenyan runners Ruth Matebo and Barnabas Kipyego were the winners of the 36th edition of Wroclaw marathon in women and men’s races respectively held today in Poland.

The Sofia Marathon champion Matebo won the women’s race in 2:43:55

At 30, set her personal best in the race fellow Kenyan Hellen Jepkosgei Kimutai and Hungarian international Szabo Tunde.

She was followed by Kimutai a minute later with Szabo Tunde from Hungary closing the podium first three finishes in 2:48.14.

Barnabas Bor faced a stiff challenge from his fellow country-mates that included Hosea Kiplagat Tuei and Abel Kibet Rop who pulled together for the better part of the race.

The slow pace forced Bor to take charge of the group from the 35km mark and he held on not look back cutting the tape in 2:17.47.

Bor who led 1-2-3 Kenyan finish was followed on by Tuei who crossed the line a distant later in 2:19.40 with Rop closing the first three podium finishes in 2:19.44.

LEADING RESULTS
WOMEN

  1. Ruth Chemisto Matebo    (KEN) 2:43.55
  2. Kimutai Hellen Jepkosgei (KEN)  2:44.57
  3. Szabó Tünde     (HUN)       (HUN) 2:48.14

MEN

  1. Barnabas Kipyegon Bor (KEN)  2:17.47
  2. Hoea Kiplagat Tuei         (KEN) 2:19.40
  3. Abel Kibet  Rop                (KEN) 2:19.4
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