Titus Eriku wins Milan, photo by PhotoRun.net
Vivian Kiplagat wins Milano Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net
Italian All-comers records
MILAN (ITA, Apr 7): Titus Ekiru and Vivian Kiplagat shattered the Italian all-comers’ records at the Generali Milan Marathon. Ekiru clocked 2:04:46 (62:29/62:15) to take nearly three minutes off his previous lifetime best of 2:07:43 and also the Italian all-comers’ record of 2:07:13. Evans Chebet (2:07:22) and Edwin Koech (2:08:24) made it a Kenyan clean sweep. Stefano La Rosa was the best Italian finisher in seventh in 2:14:16. In the women’s race, Kiplagat stopped the clock at 2:22:25 (71:06/71:19) to break the previous Italian all-comers’ record of 2:22:53, as well as Margaret Okayo’s long-standing course record of 2:24:59. Kiplagat won by more than 10 minutes ahead of teammate Joan Kigen (2:32:32) with Ethiopia’s Abebe Ayelu third in 2:37:50.