Kenyans dominate Frankfurt Marathon

Caroline KilelKenyans dominated the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday, claiming the top five positions in the men’s race and a 1-2 finish in the women’s event.

Vincent Kipruto crossed the line in 2 hours 6 minutes and 15 seconds to win the men’s category, closely followed by  Mark Kiptoo  on 2:06:16 and Elijah Kemboi on 2:07:34.

Fellow Kenyans Jacob Chesari and Albert Matebor finished fourth and fifth with times of 2:07:46 and 2:08:17 respectively, with Lani Rutto finishing eight and Richard Sigei ninth to complete the impressive performance.

In the women’s race, Caroline Kilel finished first with a time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 34 seconds, followed by compatriot Flomena Chepchirchir on 2:23:00 with Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba completing the top three with 2:23:01.-nation

PHOTO | BORRIS ROESSLER Caroline Kilel crosses the finish line to win the Frankfurt Marathon on October 27, 2013.

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