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Matheka and Jeruto win silver at Zhengkai marathon

Kenyans Paul Katisha matheka and Leah Jeruto won silver medals at the Zhengkai marathon held on Sunday March 31st in China.

In men, Matheka finished second at 2:15.30 behind Ethiopian winner Tilahun Nigusie at 2:14.06 while Jeruto was second to Kenyan born turned Bahranian Ruth Jebet at 2:32.24 and 2:26.48 respectively.

Zhengkai marathon results

Men

  1. Tilahun Nigusie (ETH) 2:14.06
  2. Paul katisha Matheka (KEN) 2:15.30
  3. Joel Melly (KEN) 2:15.51
  4. Zelalem Akalu (ETH) 2:16.21
  5. Andrew Ben Kimtai (KEN) 2:16.54
  6. Samuel Komon (KEN) 2:18.29
  7. Shunhu Liao (CHN) 2:18.45
  8. Samuel Mwaniki (KEN) 2:20.51
  9. Ezekiel Cherop (KEN) 2:23.08
  10. Siyang Guan (CHN) 2:23.18

women

  1. Ruth Jebet (BHN) 2:26.48
  2. Leah Jeruto (KEN) 2:32.24
  3. Sheila Jepkosgei Chesang (KEN) 2:32.46
  4. Caroline Tuigong (KEN) 2:34.38
  5. Ayalinesh Belete (ETH) 2:34.47
  6. Alemitu Haroye (ETH) 2:34.58
  7. Cecilia Michael wayua (KEN) 2:35.29
  8. Ruth Karanja (KEN) 2:39.28
  9. Nomin-Erdene Batartogtokh (MGL) 2:39.38
  10. Birtukan Workineh (ETH) 2:41.22
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