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Chepkirui for gold, Kiplangat settle for bronze at Napoli half marathon

Gladys Chepkirui won the Napoli half marathon held yesterday in Italy as Kenya’s Joshua Kiplangat Belet coming second in men’s race.

The 27 year-old Chepkirui won the race with a course record of 68:09 lowering then record of 69.57 set by Ethiopia’s Gebre Belainesh in 2011.

In men, Kiplangat finished second behind Italian Yeman Crippa

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

  1. Crippa Yemaneberhan         (ITA)  59:26
  2. Joshua Kiplangat Belet         (KEN) 59:28
  3. Josphat Kipkemboi Kemei    (KEN) 59:33
  4. Josphat Kiprotich                   (KEN) 59:35
  5. Mogos Tuemay Abrha           (ETH) 1:00.11
  6. Julien Wanders                       (SUI) 1:00.28
  7. Wisley Kibichii                       (KEN) 1:00.28
  8. Stanley Kurgat Rono              (KEN) 1:00.44
  9. Dennis Kibet Kitiyo                (KEN) 1:01.06
  10. Afewerki Berhane Hidru        (ERI) 1:01.47

LEADING RESULTS

21KM WOMEN

  1. Gladys Chepkirui      (KEN) 1:08.09
  2. Bezabh Ftaw Zeray   (ETH) 1:09.36
  3. Yaremchuk Sofiia      (ITA) 1:10.13
  4. Schoneborn Rabea    (GER) 1:13.10
  5. Epland Eugenie          (NOR)1:14.50
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