Kenyans top three at Rotterdam Marathon


Patrick Makau led a Kenyan one-two-three in the Rotterdam marathon on Sunday.

The 25-year-old completed the course in 2hr 4min 47sec, 7sec ahead of Geoffrey Mutai, with Vincent Kipruto in third a further 19sec adrift.

The trio, accompanied for much of the race by Ethiopian Feysa Lelisa, was on track to breaking Haile Gebrsselassie's world record of 2:03.59 before fading at the last.

Ethiopian Aberu Kebede won the women's race in 2:25.29 ahead of American Magdalena Lewy Boulet, with Chinese favourite Xiaolin Zhu in third.

Results

Men

1. Patrick Makau (KENYA) 2hr 04min 47sec,
2. Geoffrey Mutai (KENYA) 2:04.54,
3. Vincent Kipruto (KENYA) 2:05.13

Women

1. Aberu Kebede (ETHIOPIA) 2:25.29,
2. Magdalena Lewy Boulet (USA) 2:26.22,
3. Xiaolin Zhu (CHINA) 2:29.42

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