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Jebet and Abdi wins Madrid marathon

Naomi Jebet won the Madrid marathon held today in Madrid, Spain.

The Kenyan won the title in 2:26.20 leading Ethiopia’s Bontu Bekele who finished the race in 2:27:04 with compatriot Kebne Chala Ethiopian coming third in 2:27:30

Ayantu Abdi was fourth at 2:29:05, and Kenya’s Betty Chepkorir, rounding out the top five in 2:29:12, also displayed commendable performances.

In the men’s category, the competition was equally fierce. Ethiopia’s Mitku Tafa claimed the top position with a remarkable time of 2:08:58

He was closely followed by fellow Ethiopian Fikre Bekele, who completed the race just seconds later at 2:09:09.

Kenya’s Douglas Chebii came finished strong to claim third place in a tight finish, recording a time of 2:09:11.

Other notable finishers in the men’s race included Gaddisa Tafa Dekebe (2:09:52), Musa Mitei (2:10:26), and Embay Goitom (2:11:37), who all put in strong efforts but fell short of the podium

Selected results

Women

  1. Naom Jebet – 2:26:20
  2. Bontu Bekele – 2:27:04
  3. Kebne Chala – 2:27:30
  4. Ayantu Abdi – 2:29:05
  5. Betty Chepkorir – 2:29:12

Men

  1. Mitku Tafa – 2:08:58
  2. Fikre Bekele – 2:09:09
  3. Douglas Chebii – 2:09:11
  4. Gaddisa Tafa Dekebe – 2:09:52
  5. Musa Mitei – 2:10:26
  6. Embay Goitom – 2:11:37
  7. Justus Kipkorir Limo – 2:12:27
  8. Abraham Biwott – 2:13:27
  9. Dennis Kipkosgei – 2:13:54
  10. John Langat – 2:14:44
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