CHANGCHUN China (Xinhua) --
Runners from Ethiopia and Kenya swept titles in
men’s and women’s events at the Changchun International Marathon
2018 here on Sunday, while Chinese runners finished strong in
In the men’s full
marathon race, Tulu Feleke Darsema from Ethiopia claimed the
title in 2 hours 28 minutes and 1 second. Kenyan athlete Lagatt
Elijah Kiptoo finished second in 2:28:24. The third place went
to Chinese runner Wan Ma, who finished the race in 2:29:14.
In the women’s
category, Kenyan runners Bor Viola Chepleting and Kirop Helena
Loshanyang snatched the top two seats in 2:44:53 and 2:46:27,
respectively. Chinese athlete Jiao Anjing finished third in
Sunday’s race saw
30,000 runners from across the world brave rains on the streets
of Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin province.
The first Changchun
International Marathon was held in May 2017.