Kenyans dominate Buenos Aires half marathon

Buenos Aires, Sep 9: Kenya’s Kiplimo Kimutai and Alice Chelangay won the men’s and women’s category, respectively, of this year’s half marathon (21 km) here, considered to be the largest race of its kind in South America.

The ninth edition of the race, which drew more than 17,700 runners Sunday, saw Kimutai finish first with a time of an hour, two minutes and 51 seconds (1:02:51), reports Xinhua.

Fellow Kenyan Nicholas Manza Kamakya was second 45 seconds behind (1:03:34) and Brazil’s Oyeni da Silva Medeiros took third place (1:06:24).

In the women’s race, Chelangay came in first with a time of 1:13:20, followed by Brazil’s Adriana Aparecida da Silva (1:14:05), with also a 45-second lag, and Argentina’s Rosa Godoy (1:14:25).

IANS