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Kenyan dominance in Marathon Bs.As.

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In second and third place in the Buenos Aires race, which started and finished on Avenida Figueroa Alcorta and Monroe, were the Kenyans Edwin Kiptoo (2:09:32) and Victor Kiplimo (2:11:43).

Behind the Africans, the best South American athlete of the event qualified, which this year was the Chilean Hugo Catrileo with a personal record of 2:13:47.

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The fastest Argentines were between sixth and ninth: José Sánchez (2:16:52), Martín Méndez (2:17:19), Miguel Maza (2:17:32) and David Rodríguez (2:18: 3. 4).

Kipchirchir, 34, became the 10th Kenyan to win the BA International Marathon after William Musyoki (1995), Paul Rotich (2001), Simon Kariuk Njoroke (2011), Erik Nzioki (2012), Julius Karinga (2013) , Jonathan Chesoo (2015), Barnabas Kiptum (2017), Saina Emmanuel Kipkemboi (2018) and Evans Chebet (2019).

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In the women’s competition, the winner of 2019, the Kenyan Rodah Jepkorir Tanui, who also owns the circuit record (2:25:46), was repeated, although this time she did it with a higher record (2:26:53) .

As escorts came the Ethiopian Kasu Lemeneh (2:28:00) and her compatriot Sharon Cherop (2:28:56), who far surpassed the best Argentine, Xoana Zurita, located in fifth place with 2:46:47.

Source: Ambito

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