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Korir and Mekonnen triumph at Zurich Malaga marathon

Former Frankfurt marathon champion Mark Korir won the Zurich Malaga marathon with a course record held on Sunday held in Spain.

Korir won the race in 2:07:39 ahead of Nguse Tesfaldet Amlosom from Eritrea who also ran under the old course record as he crossed the line in 2:08.23. as former Udine Half Marathon champion Solomon Kirwa Yego for third in 2:08:43

In women, Kenya’s Beatrice Cheptoo (2:25.20) was third in a race won by Ethiopian Tseganesh Mekonnen in 2:24.50 with Yenes Abeba coming second in 2:25.02

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Mark Korir             (KEN) 2:07.39
  2. Nguse Amlosom   (ERT)  2:08.23
  3. Solomon Kirwa     (KEN) 2:08.43

Women

  1. Tseganesh Mekonnen- 2:24.50
  2. Yenes Abeba- 2:25.02
  3. Beatrice Cheptoo- 2:25.20
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