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Ivyne Lagat shatters her life time best as she wins the Rome Marathon

Ivyne Lagat shatters wins the 2024 Acea Run Rome The Marathon held on Sunday (17) in Rome, Italy. Photo: Race Organisers
Ivyne Lagat shatters wins the 2024 Acea Run Rome The Marathon held on Sunday (17) in Rome, Italy. Photo: Race Organisers

Kenya’s Ivyne Lagat shattered her personal best as she ran away with the Women title at the 39th edition of the Acea Run Rome The Marathon held on Sunday (17) in Rome, Italy.

Lagat who came to this race with a life time best of 2:41.54 that she got five years ago at the Sofia Marathon, led 1-2 Kenyan podium as she took the honors, destroying her own personal best by 17 minutes as she cut the tape in a new personal best of 2:24.35.

Lagat was followed in second place by the race favorite, Lydia Simiyu who crossed the line in 2:25.09 with Ethiopia’s Emebet Niguse wrapping up the podium three finishes in 2:26.40

Kenya’s Shamilah Taa Kipsiror and Obse Abdeta from Ethiopia finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:27.32 and 2:29.01 respectively.

The race course record of 2:22.52 set five years ago by Ethiopia’s Alemu Megertu remains standing.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM WOMEN

Pos.NameNat.Time
1LAGAT IvyneKEN2:24:35.36
2SIMIYU LydiaKEN2:25:09.32
3NIGUSE EmebetETH2:26:40.18
4KIPSIROR Shamilah tekaaKEN2:27:32.79
5ABDETA ObseETH2:29:01.77

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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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