Tele lead Kenyans at Roma-Ostia half-marathon podium sweep

Kenyan Joyce Tele led Kenyans to sweep the podium at the Roma-Ostia half-marathon ran on Sunday in Italy.

Tele won the race in 66:35 leading compatriots Betty Kibet Chepkemoi to second in 66:37 as Gloria Kite completed the podium in 67:54 for an all Kenyan podium finish.

In men, Maxwell Mathaga was third in 60:17 behind the champion Adisa Adera (59:54) of Ethiopia while home boy Daniele Meucci was second in 60:11.

Roma-Ostia half-marathon (Italy)


  1. Adisa Tola Abdera (ETH) 59:54
  2. Daniele Meucci (ITA) 1:00:11
  3. Maxwell Mathaga (KEN) 1:00:17
  4. Abraham Cheroben (KEN) 1:00:29
  5. Lawi Kosgei (KEN) 1:01:21
  6. Josphat Kipkemboi Kemei (KEN) 1:01:25
  7. Lawrence Kipsang (KEN) 1:03:12
  8. Freedom Amaniel (ERI) 1:04:01


  1. Joyce Tele (KEN) 1:06:35
  2. Betty Kibet Chepkemoi (KEN) 1:06:37
  3. Gloria Kite (KEN) 1:07:54
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