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Kerio, Ayantu win Kosice Marathon titles

Reuben Kerio and Tadese Kumela Ayantuova were the winners of Kosice marathon held yesterday in Slovakia.

The Kenyan Kerio won the title in  of 2:07.18 followed by Ethiopian Hiribo Shano who crossed the finish line in 2:07.48 seconds later with Albert Kipkosgei Kangogo also from Kenya closing the first three podium finishes in 2:07.52

Jackson Kiprop from Uganda and Deribe Melka Robi from Ethiopia finished in fourth and fifth place in 2:08.28 and 2:10.03 respectively.

Ethiopian Ayantu won the race with a course record of 2:024.35 breaking the then course record of 2:26.01 that had been set by Sichala Kumeshi in 2019.

Ayantu led 1-2-3 podium finish as she was followed closely by Maeregu Hayelom who crossed the line in 2:24.42 with Dinknesh Tefer closing the the first three podium finishes in 2:25.00.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM WOMEN

  1. Tadese Ayantu             (ETH) 2:24.35
  2. Maeregu Hayelom       (ETH) 2:24.42
  3. Dinknesh Tefer            (ETH) 2:25.00
  4. Maryna Damancevich (BEL) 2: 32.22
  5. Milliam Ebongonová   (KEN) 2:34.40

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Reuben Kerio      (KEN) 2:07.18
  2. Hiribo Shano       (ETH) 2:07.48
  3. Albert Kangogo  (KEN) 2:07.52
  4. Jackson Kiprop     (UG) 2:08.28
  5. Deribe Robi         (ETH) 2:10.03
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