China (Xinhua) -- Kenyan runners grabbed the top
honor both in men’s and women’s races in the 4th
Yangling International Marathon in China’s Shaanxi province on
Among the 20,000 runners, one tenth of
them challenged themselves in full marathon.
Jonathan Korir from Kenya clocked in
2:16:27 to win the men’s race, beating compatriots Wilfred Kigen
and Kipkelwon Kangogo to second and third in 2:16:57 and 2:17:33
“It’s a little bit cold at the
beginning but I got rid of it. Then the weather became very
suitable for the race and I end up with the first place,” said
The women’s crown went to Kenyan Emmah
Kiruki in 2:33:59. Her compatriots Marueen Kiprono and Monica
Kanyata placed second and third in 2:34:12 and 2:47:55
Some 1,000 policemen also competed in
the China Police Officer Marathon on Sunday.