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Athletics | Running

Nicholas Kemboi © Gallo Images

Kemboi wins Prague Marathon



Nicholas Kemboi of Qatar won the Prague International Marathon on Sunday while Caroline Rotich of Kenya claimed the women's race.

Kemboi pulled away about six kilometres from the end to complete the race in two hours, eight minutes and 51 seconds.

Kemboi said: "I'm satisfied. The race was tough, really."

Girmay Birhanu of Ethiopia finished second in 2:09:30 while and Patrick Kipyegon Terer of Kenya was third in 2:10:10.

Rotich finished in 2:27:00 ahead of another Kenyan runner Philes Moraa Ongori and Ehitu Kiros of Ethiopia.

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A record crowd of about 9 500 runners participated in the 19th edition of the race that took place amid increased security measures. Before the start, the runners observed a minute of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

RESULTS

Men
1. Nicholas Kemboi, Qatar, 2 hours, 8 minutes, 51 seconds.
2. Girmay Birhanu, Ethiopia, 2:09:30.
3. Patrick Kipyegon Terer, Kenya, 2:10:10.
4. Albert Matebor, Kenya, 2:10:56.
5. Sium Kiflom, Eritrea, 2:11:39.
6. Amanuel Mesel, Eritrea, 2:11:51.
7. Julius Lomerinyang, Kenya, 2:13.31.
8. Benjamin Kolum Kiptoo, Kenya, 2:14:13.
9. Julius Ndiritu Karinga, Kenya, 2:14:21.
10. Teshome Gelana, Ethiopia, 2:18:06.

Women
1. Caroline Rotich, Kenya, 2:27:0.
2. Philes Moraa Ongori, Kenya, 2:28:53.
3. Ehitu Kiros, Ethiopia, 2:30:02.
4. Tatyana Aryasova, Russia, 2:32:24.
5. Mercy Jerotich Kibarus, Kenya, 2:33:23.
6. Lydia Cheromei, Kenya, 2:34:26.
7. Yulia Ruban, Ukraine, 2:34:50.
8. Petra Pastorova, Czech Republic, 2:36:44.
9. Ednah Kimaiyo, Kenya, 2:40:16.
10. Azusa Nojiru, Japan, 2:40:59.



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