Kenya’s Ronald Kimeli Kurgat wins Jerusalem Marathon in record time

Kenyan native Ronald Kimeli Kurgat set a new record when he finished in first place in the fourth annual Jerusalem Winner Marathon on Friday.

The 28-year-old completed the 26-mile race with a speedy time of two hours, 16 minutes and nine seconds.

The second and third place winners, also from Kenya, respectively were 24-year-old Patrick Wachira Muriuki with a time of two hours, 16 minutes and 35 seconds, and 37-year-old Luka Kipkemoi Chelimo with a time of two hours, 18 minutes and eight seconds.

Some 25,000 runners took part in the sporting event, which included full and half marathon tracks, passing through a section of the Old City.

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