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Cyrun Mutai destroys New Taipei City Marathon course record

Cyrun Mutai destroys New Taipei City Marathon course record on Sunday 17, 2024 in New Taipei City, Taiwan.Photo: Race Organisers
Cyrun Mutai destroys New Taipei City Marathon course record on Sunday 17, 2024 in New Taipei City, Taiwan.Photo: Race Organisers

Kenya’s Cyrun Mutai smashed the race course record at the 22nd edition of the New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon on Sunday (18) in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

The 31 year-old who came to this race with the second fastest time on paper of 2:06.11 that he got last year at the Eindhoven Marathon where he finished in second, led 1-2-3 Kenyan podium sweep.

Mutai who ran the better of the second half alone, erased the old course record of 2:11.17 set five years ago by his compatriot Mathew Kipsaat, with a new course record of 2:09.31.

Mutai who blew the entire field, was followed a distant later in second place by Kennedy Kipyeko in 2:13.08 with Kenneth Kemboi sealing the podium three finishes in 2:13.11.

The fastest athlete on paper with a time of 2:04.17 that he got two years ago at the Milano Marathon,Barnabas Kiptum finished in fourth in 2:14.32 with Ethiopia’s Kemal Husen coming home in fifth in 2:15.14.

LEADING RESULTS

42KM MEN

PosNameNat.Mark
1.Cyrus MutaiKEN2:09.31
2.Kennedy KipyekoKEN2:13.08
3.Kenneth KemboiKEN2:13.11
4.Barnabas KiptumKEN2:14.32
5.Kemal HusenETH2:15.14

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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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