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Women athletes dominate at Amsterdam Marathon as Kenya’s Angela Tanui wins

ATHLETICS By Robert Abong'o | October 17th 2021

Kenyan's Angela Tanui wins Amsterdam Marathon women’s race after crossing the finish line first in 2:17:57 [Screengrab: Amsterdam Marathon]

Kenyan runner Angela Tanui is the new Amsterdam Marathon women’s race champion after crossing the finish line first in 2:17:57, setting a Personal Best.

Compatriot Maureen Chepkemoi came in a distant second in 2:20:18, followed by Ethiopia’s Haven Hailu, who clocked 2:20:19.

For the men’s race, Kenya could only manage second place after Bernard Koech outpaced Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase; the winner, Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola.

In another race held today, Debutant Lydia Simiyu from Kenya has clinched victory at the 2021 Cape Town Marathon after crossing the line in 2:25:41.

Compatriot Lucy Karimi finished second in 2:25:53, 16 seconds before Ethiopian Aynalem Teferi (2:26:09).

18 Kenyan athletes featured in the 8th edition of the marathon on Sunday, October 17, after last year’s race was suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

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