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Gladys Cherono beats Ruti,Dibaba to win women's race at Berlin Marathon

ATHLETICS By Robert Abong'o | September 16th 2018 | 1 min read
Gladys Cherono wins the Berlin Marathon 2018 [Courtesy]

Kenya’s Gladys Cherono crossed the finish line first in two hours, 18 minutes and 11 seconds to win the women’s race at the 45th edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon.

Ethiopian duo Aga Ruti and Tirunesh Dibaba finished second and third – clocking 2:18:34 and 2:18:55 respectively.

Another Kenyan, Edna Kiplagat finished fourth in 2:21:18.

“My target was to break the course record and run under 2:19:00 time. I’ m happy to have set a new course record. The weather conditions were good and it made me run fast,” said a panting Cherono after the race.

She hopes to come back to race next year and hopefully break the course record, or another record again.

“I hope to come back next year and break the course record yet again,” she concluded.

Cherono now has three Berlin Marathon wins under her name. She won in 2015 (2:04:00) and last year (2:03:32) 

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