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Kiprono and Koech win Linz marathon titles

Kenyans Brenda Kiprono and Ezekiel Koech were the winners of the 19th edition of Linz Marathon held yesterday in Austria.

Kiprono won the women’s race with the course record of 2:30.27, from the previous record of 2:30.45 set by Lisa-Christina Stublic in 2011.

As her personal best time, the 24 year old defeated Urge Diro Soboka from Ethiopia to second in 2:34.47 with Kenyan Gladys Chemutai completing the podium in 2:38.14.

Koech won the men’s title in 2:09.43 ahead of Ethiopian Masresha bere Bisetegn (2:11.00) and Kenyan Jonathan Kiptoo clocing the podium in 2:13.33.  

Linz marathon (Austria) 24/10/2021

Men

  1. Ezekiel Koech KEN 2:09:43
  2. Masresha Bere Bisetegn ETH 2:11:00
  3. Jonathan Kiptoo KEN 2:13:33

Women

  1. Brenda Kiprono KEN 2:30:27
  2. Urge Diro Soboka ETH 2:34:47
  3. Gladys Chemutai KEN 2:38:14
  4. Tigist Teshome Ayanu ETH 2:39:27
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