June 17, 2024

Moroccan Othmane El Goumri and Kenyan-born American Betsy Saina have received the lads’s and girls’s races at an unseasonably heat Sydney Marathon on Sunday.

The 31-year-old El Goumri completed the hilly 42m kilometre (26-mile) course round distinguished Sydney landmarks in 2:08:20 to win his first marathon title since successful the Dublin Marathon in 2019.

Kenya’s Laban Kipngetich Korir was second in a time of two:08:43, with Ethiopian Getaneh Molla Tamire an additional minute and a half behind in third.

Saina, who attended Iowa State College and now represents the US, completed in 2:26:47 and held off a late problem from Ethiopian Rahma Tusa Chota to win the ladies’s race by six seconds. Gladys Chesir Kiptagelai of Kenya was third in a time of two:28:41.

Canada’s Joshua Cassidy received the lads’s wheelchair occasion, with Australia’s Madison de Rozario successful the ladies’s race.

The Sydney Marathon is within the second 12 months of a three-year candidacy in its try and change into the seventh World Marathon Main, alongside races in New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Tokyo and Berlin.

This 12 months noticed greater than an Australian file 17,000 contributors register for the occasion which takes in a number of the metropolis’s most well-known landmarks together with crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and ending on the Sydney Opera Home.

 

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