Košice marathon won by Kenyan Kipsambu

A record was broken in the women’s category.

Hillary Kibiwott Kipsambu (centre), the winner of the 96th edition of the International Peace Marathon in Košice. Shumet Mengistu of Ethiopia (left) finished second, followed by Tsegay Tuemay of Eritrea (right).Hillary Kibiwott Kipsambu (centre), the winner of the 96th edition of the International Peace Marathon in Košice. Shumet Mengistu of Ethiopia (left) finished second, followed by Tsegay Tuemay of Eritrea (right). (Source: TASR)

Kenyan runner Hillary Kipsambu won the 96th International Peace Marathon in Košice, held on October 6. He crossed the finish line in 2:09:33 hours.

This was Kenya's 11th victory in a row and the 17th triumph of a runner from this country at the Košice marathon, which is the oldest one in Europe, the SITA newswire reported.

Altogether, about 14,500 runners competed in the marathon, the regional Korzár daily wrote.

African runners dominate

Apart from the laurel wreath, Kipsambu also received a financial reward of €12,000 since he finished the race in under 2:10 hours. However, he did not break the record of his fellow countryman Lawrence Kimaiya from 2012, who finished the race in 2:07:01 hours.

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