2019 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon diary: Kipyego and Kiplagat take Abu Dhabi...


Kiplagat_VivianR-Milan19.jpgVivian KIplagat at 2019 Milano marathon, on Dec 6, she won ADNOC Abu Dhabi, photo by Photorun

Pacemaker wins in 2:04:40
ABU DHABI (UAE, Dec 6): Reuben Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat took fast wins for Kenya at the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon. From thenational.ae. Collecting the $100,000 winning prize, Kipyego started the race as pacemaker and sensationally finished in 2:04:40, 36 seconds outside the time to win last year's inaugural race. Kenya's Joel Kimurer (2:06:21) and Ethiopia's Fikadu Girma Teferi (2:09:16) were next. Pre-race favourite Kiplagat set a PB of 2:21:11 with a similarly dominant win, her third after Milano and Mexico City. Ethiopians Wude Yimer Atalew (2:24:03) and Yeshi Kalayu (2:24:28) were second and third. Fourth Eunice Chumba who runs for Bahrain 2:26:43 still under 2:30. In the 10 km races wins for Ethiopian runners, Teresa Nyakola Gela in 28:05 and Sintayehu Tilahun Getahun 32:47.

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