Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ethiopia's Chimsa wins Prague marathon

PRAGUE (AP) -- Deressa Chimsa of Ethiopia won the Prague International Marathon on Sunday and Agnes Kiprop of Kenya dominated the women's race.
Chimsa pulled away about 10 kilometers from the end to finish the race in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 25 seconds in the second fastest time on the track.
Chimsa said: "To run alone was very difficult."
Stephen Tum of Kenya was second in 2:07:17 and his countryman Philemon Limo was third in 2:09:25.
Kiprop who won in 2:25:41 was followed by another Kenyan runner, Flomena Chepchirchir, and Meseret Debele of Ethiopia.
About 9,000 runners participated in the 18th edition of the race.
Mainichi Daily News