Kenya’s Barmao Kiprono, Matebo win 2017 Sofia Marathon

Written by on October 15, 2017 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Kenya’s Barmao Kiprono, Matebo win 2017 Sofia Marathon

Samson Barmao Kiprono of Kenya won the 2017 Sofia Marathon on October 15, finishing the race with a course record of two hours, 14 minutes and 49 seconds, nearly a minute faster than the previous high mark.

It was Barmao Kiprono’s second marathon win for the year, having prevailed in Lodz, Poland.

In Sofia, he finished two minutes and 40 seconds ahead of Italy’s Ahmed Nasef, while Vitalis Kwemoi from Uganda grabbed the third place, a further two minutes back.

The fastest Bulgarian participant in the full marathon race was Dimcho Mitsov, who finished seventh with a time of 2:26:42.

Ruth Matebo and Rebby Cherono Koech from Kenya were the fastest women.

Among all participating women, Ruth Matebo from Kenya finished first with a time of 2:40.30, only three seconds ahead of compatriot Rebby Cherono Koech. Leena Ekandjo from Namibia was third.

Radosveta Simeonova was the fastest Bulgarian woman in the full-length marathon, covering the distance in 2:46:10.

The full marathon included participants from Gambia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Macedonia, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia and Greece.

(Photos: Imanuel Marcus)

 

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