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Kipyegon, Talam from Kenya win Zhengzhou
Yanhuang Marathon titles in China

ZHENGZHOU, (Xinhua) -- Terer Partric Kipyegon from Kenya won the men’s title of the inaugural Zhengzhou Yanhuang Marathon on Sunday in central China’s Henan province in 2 hours 15 minutes and 33 seconds.

This is Kipyegon’s Marathon race in China. Despite the victory, he was not satisfied with his performance.

“My best time was around 2 hours 8 minutes,I often run into 2 hours 10 minutes, so I hope I can do that next time,” Kipyegon said. “Most of the road is flat except some turns. the wind maybe influenced me a little.”

Weyecha Dawit Abera from Ethiopia came second in 2:16:11, and Cheboi William Rutto form Kenya was third in 2:18:02.

Purity Jerono Talam from Kenya claimed the women’s title with 2 hours 46 minutes and 13 seconds.

About 8,000 athletes took part in the event, which features marathon and half marathon.

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