Kenyans Kipkorir, Jepchumba shine at Bucharest half marathon

Kenyans Nelly Jepchumba and Roncer Kipkorir Konga were the winners of the 19th edition of Bucharest International half marathon ran on Sunday in Romania.

Jepchumba led the Kenyan in 1-2 on podium on the Romanian streets winning in 68:56 leading compatriots Stella Rutto (69:54) and Alemu Worknesh from Ethiopia completing the podium 71:56.

Kipkorir, who comes into limelight after finishing third at the Copenhagen half marathon where Geoffrey Kamworor broke the world record.

Popularly called Kinga, Kipkorir won the 21km distance in 61:22 followed by home boy Alexandru Nicole Soare (63:20) and Kenya’s Peter Mwaniki completed the podium in 64:13.


  1. Roncer Kipkorir Konga      (KEN) 1:01.22
  2. Alexandru Nicolae Soare  (ROM) 1:03.20
  3. Peter Mwaniki Aila             (KEN) 1:04.13
  4. Bjorn Koreman                    (NED) 1:04.30


  1. Nelly Jepchumba    (KEN) 1:08.56
  2. Stella Rutto             (KEN) 1:09.54
  3. Alemu Worknesh   (ETH) 1:11.56
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