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Kiprotich, Jepchumba break Madrid half marathon records

Kenyans Ronald Kiprotich Kirui and Nelly Jepchumba won the Madrid Half marathon titles with course record held today in Madrid, Spain.

Kirui led a podium sweep for Kenyan contingent where they led in positions 1-8 in an all Kenyan affair.

He cut the tape in 59:39, erasing the former record held by compatriot Kiprono Kipkemoi in 60:47 in 2019.

Nelly Jepchumba wins the Madrid half marathon with a course record

As Kirui won the title, another Kenyan Ezra Kipketer Tanui was second in 59:44 and Solomon Kirwa yego completing the podium timing 59:44.

In women, it was the similar script when jepchumba won the title in 67:47 breaking the record that was held by Kenyan Cynthia Jerotich in 69:40

Jpechumba won the battle against Ethiopians Alemitu Tariku Olana and Ayinadis

Winfridah Moraa Moseti and Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei both from Kenya came home in fourth and fifth place in 1:08.22 and 1:09.01 respectively.

Leading results

Women

  1. Nelly Jepchumba                (KEN)  1:07.47
  2. Alemitu Tariku Olana        (ETH)   1:07:58
  3. Ayinadis Teshome Birle     (ETH)  1:08.18
  4. Winfridah Moraa Moseti    (KEN)  1:08:22
  5. Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei      (KEN) 1:09:01
  6. Tigist Gashaw (ETH)- 1:12.31
  7. Nesphine Jepleting (KEN)- 1:10.33
  8. Irine Jepchumba (KEN)- 1:12.31Women

Men

  1. Ronald Kiprotich Kirui      (KEN) 59:39
  2. Ezra Kipketer Tanui           (KEN) 59:44
  3. Solomon Kirwa Yego          (KEN) 59:44
  4. Alfred Kipchirchir Muche  (KEN) 59:44
  5. David Ngure Irungu             (KEN) 59:45
  6. Joseph Karanja (KEN)- 59:44
  7. Wisley Kibichi (KEN)- 59:48
  8. Joshua Kiplangat Belet (KEN)- 1:01.53
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