Beth Muthoni wins Marathon de La Rochelle title

Beth Muthon was the surprise winner of the 28th edition of Marathon de La Rochelle held on Sunday in France.

The Kenyan marathon defeated marathon best and country-mate Philes Ongori to carry the title at 2:40.08 that she got early this year at Caen Marathon in France.

The 28 year-old battled for honors with her fellow country-mate Philes Ongori and Corrine Herbreteau from France.

Ongori was the race favorite as she came on paper with a personal best of 2:24.20 that she got in 2011at the Rotterdam Marathon. Ongori ran 2:23.22 in Boston Marathon.

Muthoni dropped Ongori at the final stages of the race to run home with the title in anew personal best of 2:40.08.

The experienced Ongori was forced to take second place in 2:41.02 with Herbreteau closing the first three podium finishes in 2:42.46.


  1. Bett Muthoni              (KEN) 2:40.08
  2. Philes Ongori             (KEN) 2:41.02
  3. Corrine Herbreteau  (FRA) 2:42.46


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