Following their victories at the Blackmores Sydney marathon Mercy Kibarus and Elijah Kemboi extended their winning ways to claim the 37th edition of Macau International marathon titles ran today in China.
Kibarus, who won the Sydney marathon timing 2:31.24 won the Macau title clocking 2:35.16.
At 34, Kibarus defeated Korea’s Kwang OK Ri to cut the tape in 2:35.16 and was followed closely by Ok Ri thiry five seconds later with Shafar closing the first three finishes in 2:36.39.
It was a replica of Sydney marathon as Kemboi won the men’s title, leading a podium sweep for kenyan marathoners.
Kemboi led a 1-2-3 podium for Kenyan runners Joseph Munywoki and Samwel Kiptanui Maswai for second and third places respctiuvely.
Kemboi clocked 2:15.18 ahead of Munywoki’s 2:15.32 and Maswai’s 2:15.43 as Kang Bom Ri Korea and Duncan Cheruiyot Koech (Kenya) took fourth and fifth place in 2:17.16 and 2:17.46 respectively.
- Elijah Kiprono Kemboi (KEN) 2:15.18
- Joseph Kyengo Munywoki (KEN) 2:15.32
- Samwel Kiptanui Maswai (KEN) 2:15.43
- Kang Bom Ri (KOR) 2:17.16
- Duncan Cheruiyot Koech (KEN) 2:17.46
- Solomon Keter (KEN) 2:18.10
- Mercy Kibarus (KEN) 2:35.16
- Kwang OK Ri (KOR) 2:35.51
- Oleksandra Shafar (UKR) 2:36.39