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Benson Kipruto runs the fifth fastest time in the world at Tokyo Marathon

Benson Kipruto runs the fifth fastest time in the world at Tokyo Marathon

Double world marathon Major champion Benson Kipruto moved to the fifth on the marathon all-time list when he destroyed the race course record at the 17th edition of the Tokyo marathon held on Sunday Morning in Tokyo, Japan.

The 32 year-old led a 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as he destroyed the old course record of 2:02.40 set by his compatriot, the former world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge with a new course and personal best of 2:02.16.

Kipruto was followed in second place by Timothy Kiplagat in a new personal best of 2:05.55 with Vincent Ngetich wrapping up the podium three finishes in 2:04.18.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

  1. Benson Kipruto        (KEN) 2:02.16 (Course Record)
  2. Timothy Kiplagat     (KEN) 2:02.55
  3. Vincent Ngetich       (KEN) 2:04.18
  4. Hailemaryam Kiros  (ETH) 2:05.43
  5. Tsegaye Getachew   (KEN) 2:06.25

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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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