Feyisa Bekele Wins, Great Improvement by Lebid at Joon Ang Marathon (Seoul), by EME News

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F. BEKELE WINS, GREAT IMPROVEMENT BY LEBID

SEOUL (KOR, Nov 9): Ethiopian Feyisa Bekele won his second marathon of the career (after Annecy in 2012) as he was the best at the Joon Ang Marathon in second fastest of the career 2:07:43 (2:06:26 in Amsterdam 2012). In close battle Kenyans followed. Evans Kiplagat Chebet in 2:07:46 PB and Thomas Kiplagat in 2:07:52 a huge PB, for first time under 2:10. European Cross Country king and nine time gold medalist Ukrainian Sergiy Lebid is continuing in his new career in marathon. And here in Korea improved to excellent 2:08:32 personal best as fourth. It was his third completed marathon, previous best from Lisboa 2013 was 2:11:24. His time is also second best by an European in 2014 behind Mo Farah who clocked in London in April 2:08:21. Under 2:10 two more Kenyans Luka Rotich 2:08:48 as fifth and Daniel Kipkurgat Rono 2:09:15 as sixth. Kenyan2:04 runner James Kipsang Kwambai was 9th in 2:11:31.

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