Athletics

Dubai Marathon winners enter record books

2019-01-25 13:59
Ruth Chepngetich (Twitter)
Ruth Chepngetich (Twitter)

Dubai - Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya ran the third fastest time for a woman in winning the Dubai Marathon on Friday.

Chepngetich crossed the line in 2:17.08, beating the course record by more than two minutes.

Only Paula Radcliffe and Mary Keitany have run a women's marathon quicker.

Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia finished in second place in 2:17.41, the fourth fastest time ever.

In the men's race, Getaneh Molla of Ethiopia also broke the course record in his first marathon to win in 2:03.34.

He became the sixth fastest marathon runner in history.

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