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Kenneth Omulo wins Khon Kaen Marathon

Kenneth Kiprop Omulo wins the 2024 Khon Kaen Marathon. Photo: Race Oraginisers

Kenya’s Kenneth Kiprop Omulo ran away with the men’s title at the 19th edition of the Khon Kaen Marathon held on Sunday (14) in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

The 30 year-old who came to this race with a life time best of 2:12.38 that he got last year at the Izmir Marathon, where he took the bronze, beat a strong lineup that included nine Ethiopians to emerge victorious in a time of 2:17.08 and was followed by Bililign Yomer in second place in 2:18.22 with Wendwesen Damte closing the podium three finishes in 2:19.49.

Ethiopia’s Sintayehu Jena and Tamiru Kassa finished in fourth and fifth place in respective time of 2:21.28 and 2:23.19.

The race course record of 2:15.24 set last year by Paul Eyanae from Kenya remains standing.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Kenneth Kiprop Omulo      (KEN) 2:17.08
  2. Bililign Yomer                     (ETH) 2:18.22
  3. Wendwesen Damte            (ETH) 2:19.49
  4. Sintayehu Jena                   (ETH) 2:21.28
  5. Tamiru Kassa                      (ETH) 2:23.19

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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