Kenya's Gideon Kipketer Wins Mumbai Marathon, Sets New Course Record

Updated: 17 January 2016 19:41 IST

Gideon Kipketer, who finished the Mumbai Marathon with a record time of two hours eight minutes and 35 seconds, bettered the 2013 course record of 2:09:32 set by Ugandan Jackson Kiprop.

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Gideon Kipketer (centre) won the Mumbai Marathon with a record time ahead of Ethiopia's Seboka Dibaba (left) with Kenya's Marius Kimutai finishing third. © AFP

Mumbai:

Kenyan runner Gideon Kipketer came up with a dominating show to race to victory and also set a new men's course record in the country's premier 42.195-km race, the Mumbai Marathon on Sunday. (Nicky Boje, Former South Africa Spinner, To Participate in 2016 Mumbai Marathon)

Kipketer was the dominating runner right from the start till the end as his pace took him way ahead of the others.

He took the lead midway and from there on extended it to finish at 2:08:35 hours. En route his victory, he bettered the 2013 record of 2:09:32 set by Ugandan Jackson Kiprop. (Fauja Singh - A Superman Still Going Strong at 104)

The world class runners alongside the Indian contestants raced up and down the Mumbai roads from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Bandra via the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link in the 13th edition of the Marathon.

With the win, Kipketer earned a prize money of USD 41,000 along with the course record jackpot which is USD 15,000 to grab a whopping USD 56,000 amount from the race.

The second place belonged to Ethiopia's Seboka Dibaba (2:09:20) while third place went to Marius Kimutai of Kenya (2:09:39).

Kiprop, who is a marathon specialist, finished eighth with a disappointing time of 2:14:54.

Meanwhile, the women's crown was clinched by Ethiopian Shuko Genemo with a timing of 2:27:50.

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