Paris Marathon victories for Elisha Rotich and Tigist Memuye



Kenya’s Elisha Rotich set a brand new course report en path to victory within the Paris Marathon on Sunday, whereas Tigist Memuye led an Ethiopian podium clear sweep within the ladies’s race.

Rotich, 31, received in 2hr 04min 23sec, bettering the earlier greatest within the French capital of two:05.04 set by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele in 2014.

Ethiopia’s Hailemaryam Kiros completed second and one other Kenyan, Hillary Kipsambu, third, 19 and 21 seconds resepectively off the winner’s tempo.

The ladies’s race was claimed by Memuye, who timed 2:26.12 to edge compatriot Yenenesh Dinkesa by three seconds, with Fantu Jimma rounding out the rostrum an additional 7sec adrift.


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