Henry Sugut Reigns In Vienna

The Kenyan has now won the race three times.

The Kenyan has now won the race three times.

It was “three times a charm” for Henry Sugut last Sunday in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The Kenyan won his third title in the annual marathon.

Sugut’s time for the 26.2 miles was 2:08:19 — slower than his PR for the distance, which is his time of 2:06:58 from last year.

The Vienna City Marathon commemorated its 30th anniversary this year.

Sugut’s win made him only the second athlete to win the famous race three times. The other person to do it was Gerhard Hartmann of Austria, who completed a sweep from 1985-1987.

The times definitely have increased since Hartmann’s reign, as his best time was 2:12:22.

Solomon Kiptoo came in second in 2:08:34. Geoffrey Ndungu took third in 2:08:42.

In the women’s race, Flomena Cheyech absolutely dominated with a 2:24:34 — nearly seven minutes faster than the second-place finisher Meskerem Assefa and Eyerusalem Kuma.

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