Kenyans dominate Helsinki City Marathon

Justus+Kiprono+26232303The four top spots in Finland’s biggest annual running event all went to Kenyan participants on Saturday. Justus Kiprono took the trophy with a time of 2:20:41.

Around 5000 people took part in Saturday’s Helsinki City Marathon.

All four of the fastest times were set by runners from Kenya, with Justus Kiprono taking first place with a time of 2:20:41. The fastest Finn was Mika Penttinen who crossed the finish line fifth with a time of 2:35:39.

The women’s event was won by Russia’s Natalia Starkova with a time of 2:37:55.

The Helsinki City Marathon has been an annual event since 1981. The men’s’ record for the HCM was set in 1993 by Spain’s Martín Fiz with a time of 2.12.47. The women’s record of 2.36.14 was set in 1991 by Albina Galimova of Russia.


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