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Mutai and Jemal triumph at New Taipei marathon

Kenyan Cyrus Kipkemboi Mutai and Amid Fozyal Jemal were the winners of New Taipei marathon titles held in Taiwan.

Mutai clocked 2:2:09.31 to set the course record in an all podium sweep for Kenyans after Kennedy Kipyeko and Kennedy Kemboi Rotich clocked 2:13.08 and 2:13.11 for positions 2 and 3 respectively.

Ethiopian Jemal won the title in 2:38.10 beating Kenyan Catherine Cherotich (2:38.13) and Beatrice Cheptoo for third position in 2:38.35.

Top ten finishers

Women

  1. Amid Yemar Fozya- 2:38.10
  2. Catherine Cherotich- 2:38.13
  3. Beatrice Cheptoo- 2:39.35
  4.  Truphena Chepchirchir- 2:41.11
  5. Xie Qianhe- 2:57.48
  6. Dong Jiaq2:59.18
  7. Cai Yunxuan- 3:00.28

Men

  1. Cyrus Kemboi Mutai (UGA)-2”09.31
  2. Kennedy Kipyeko (KEN) 2:13.08
  3. Kennedy Kemboi Rotich (KEN) 2:13.11
  4. Barnabas Kiptum (KEN) 2:14.31
  5. Kemal Hussein – 2:15.14
  6. Kiprop Tonui- 2:15.40
  7. Joseph Mwangi Ngare- 2:16.14
  8. Simon Ewar kameto-2:22.08
  9. Francis Kioko Nzyoki- 2:22.25
  10. David Kipkoech Kipsang-2:23.50
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