Cherono, Jelagat notch Kenyan double in Valencia
It was a double joy for Kenya as Lawrence Cherono and Nancy Jelagat stormed to victories in Valencia Marathon held Sunday in Spain.
A sprint finish from Cherono saw him win the race in 2:05:12 and improve on his second-place finish he achieved last year.
Ethiopia's Chalu Deso settled for the second spot in 2:05:16 while another Kenyan Philemon Kacheran was third in 2:05:19
Two-time New York City Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor placed fourth in a new personal best of 2:05:23
In the women's race, Jelagat crossed the finish line in 2:19:31.
Dorcas Tuitoek (2:24:54) and Bornes Chepkirui (2:25:37) placed 8th and 11th respectively.