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Robert Kipkorir Wins Padua Marathon

Brazil's Marily Dos Santos won the women's race with a PR.

Brazil’s Marily Dos Santos won the women’s race with a PR.

It was a successful marathon debut for Robert Kwambai Kipkorir in Padua last weekend. The Kenyan broke the tape at the 13th Maratona Sant’Antonio, running two hours, nine minutes, and 14 seconds on Sunday.

Kipkorir is from Eldoret and trains under the guidance of Italy’s Claudio Berardelli.

“It was a flat and fast course, the pacemakers did a good job,” Kipkorir said. “I pulled away with [Ben] Chebet at 34K, and at 35K I began pushing and I realized I could win. I thank the support from the crowd along the course and the good job made by the organisers. I want to come back next year.”

Chebet finished second in 2:10:02, while Ben Kipruto Chebet took third in 2:10:23.

Sunday’s race was the first time that the top four men all went under 2:10.

Brazilian Marily Dos Santos won the women’s race in 2:31:55, obliterating her old PR of 2:35:31. Kenya’s Frida Domongole took second in 2:34:48 and Melaku Elfenesh of Ethiopia was third in 2:36:43.

For More: IAAF