By ROME (Reuters) | AbugidaInfo
Kenya’s Benjamin Kiptoo Kolum set a course record when he surged to victory in the 15th Rome Marathon on Sunday.
He broke away from the pack after two thirds of the race and crossed the finish line near the Colosseum in two hours, seven minutes and 17 seconds, beating the previous course record of 2:08.02.
Paul Kiprop Kirui coasted in second on a pleasant spring day with Kenyans filling every position in the top 10.
Ethiopia’s Firehiwot Dado also coped best with the cobbles on the Eternal City’s famous streets to take the women’s title in a relatively slow time of 2:27.09.
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