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Mateiko lead Korir and Lason to sweep RAK half marathon

Kenya’s Daniel Mateiko led Kenyans to sweep the podium in today’s Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) half marathon held in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mateiko won the 21km distance after clocking 58:45 to lead compatriots John Korir to second after timing 58:50 and Isaia Lasoi who completed an all podium sweep for Kenyans in 58:55.

In women, the Ethiopia Tsigie Gebreselama won the title and 65:14 beating countrymate Ababel Yeshaneh and Tanzania’s Jackline Sakilu coming second and third in 65:44 and 66:05 respectively.

The top Kenyan was former world 5,000m silver medalist Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo who was in 4th position after crossing the finish line at 66:31.

Selected results

Women
1. Tsigie Gebreselama (ETH) 65:14

2. Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) 65:44

3. Jackline Sakilu (TAN) 66:05

4. Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi (KEN) 66:31

5. Evaline Chirchir (KEN) 66:36

6. Catherine Reline Amanangole (KEN) 66:49

7. peres Jepchirchir (KEN) 67:19

8. Gete Alemayehu (TH) 67:25

9. Megretu Alemu (ETH) 69:23

10. Ashete Bekere (ETH) 70:03

Men
1 Daniel Mateiko (KEN) 58:45
2 John Korir (KEN) 58:50
3 Isaia Lasoi (KEN) 58:55
4 Gerba Dibaba (ETH) 59:38
5 Benard Koech (KEN) 59:42

6. Birhanu Legese (ETH)  59:43

7. Tamirat Tola (ETH) 59:46

8. Amos Kurgat Kibiwott (KEN) 59:51

9. Boki Diriba (ETH) 60:10

10. Felix Alphonce Simbu (TAN) 60:28

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