Madrid, Spain – Kenya’s Patrick Korir (2:12:07) and Margaret Agai (2:32.23) captured surprise wins at the 35th ‘Rock’n’Roll Madrid Marathon’ held today in the Spanish capital. The 33-year-old Korir headed a clean sweep of medals for his country as he was joined on the podium by fellow Kenyans Enock Mitei and Thomson Cherogony.
Despite a magnificent effort over the final five kilometres of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon this morning, when he could see that his promised World record was slipping away, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya fell just four seconds short of his compatriot, Patrick Makau’s World mark of 2:03:38, set in Berlin five weeks ago.
Running in nearly ideal conditions, Wilson Chebet of Kenya and Ethiopian Tiki Gelana cruised to victories at the 36th TCS Amsterdam Marathon on a sunny, nearly windless Sunday.
Although Kenneth Mungara returns to Toronto on 16 October intent on winning his fourth Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon title it will be no easy task. Race director Alan Brookes has, once again, assembled a world class field worthy of the prestigious IAAF Silver Label bestowed upon the event.