T. Kiplagat 2:06:00 and Mokonin 2:23:44
SEOUL (KOR, Mar 17): Kenya’s Thomas Kiplagat won the Seoul Marathon in a 2:06:00 PB, leading a Kenyan clean sweep ahead of Elisha Rotich (2:06:12) and Mike Kiptum (2:06:22). Ethiopia’s Fikre Tefera was fourth in 2:06:27 with Jong-Sub Shim the leading domestic finisher in eighth in 2:12:52. Bahrain’s Desi Mokonin won the women’s race in 2:23:44 ahead of Ethiopia’s reigning champion Hirut Tibebu (2:24:05) and Kenya’s Celestine Chepchirchir (2:24:48). Seul-Ki Ahn was sixth on home soil in a 2:26:28 PB.