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Ethiopia’s Kasegn smashes Taipei City Marathon Course Record

Ethiopia's Kasegn smashes Taipei City Marathon Course Record


Ethiopia’s Alemtsehay Asefa Kasegn smashed the Taipei City Marathon women’s course record on Sunday (18) in Taipei, Taiwan.

Defending champion Kasegn, who set her lifetime marathon best of 2:24.42 at the Enschede Marathon this April, obliterated the old course record of 2:27.36 that was set back in 2011 by Kenya’s Helena Kirop with 2:25.55. However, shameful organizers’ inaction allowed an unexpected amateur guy to break her tape, and comically the camera concentrated on him instead of the winner.

Kenya’s Lilian Jelagat took second place at 2:30.13, with Khishigsaikhan Galbadrakh from Mongolia concluding the podium at 2:32.23.

Random runner breaks tape ahead of winner Kasegn

Women’s Top Results

1. Alemtsehay Asefa Kasegn (ETH) 2:25.55
2. Lilian Jelagat (KEN) 2:30.13
3. Khishigsaikhan Galbadrakh (MGL) 2:32.23
4. Naomy Chepkorir Tuei (KEN) 2:33.27
5. Hanna Kristina Lindholm (SWE) 2:33.35

Rutto leads Kenyan 1-2 finish in the men’s race

Kenya’s Lani Rutto won the 2022 Taipei city marathon on a rainy Sunday Morning in Taiwan.

The Reigning Izmir Marathon champion, Rutto, led a Kenyan 1-2 finish at the Taipei marathon as he broke the tape at 2:09.44, missing the course record of 2:09.18 by 27 seconds. Thomas Kibet Rutere crossed the finish line second at 2:10.59.

Ethiopia’s Meseret Aragaw Yitbarek, who was second at last year’s Taipei city marathon, was pushed to settle in third in the later stages of the race with a finishing time of 2:11.34

Top Results men marathon

1. Lani Kiplagat Rutto (KEN) 2:09.18
2. Thomas Kibet Kutere (KEN) 2:10.59
3. Meseret Aragaw Yitbarek (ETH) 2:11.34
4. Edwin Kiprop Kiptoo (KEN) 2:11.50
5. Demeke Kasaw Biksegn (ETH) 2:13.37

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