Cherono, Jelagat notch Kenyan double in Valencia

Cherono, Jelagat notch Kenyan double in Valencia

Athletics - Valencia Marathon - Valencia, Spain - December 5, 2021 Kenya's Lawrence Cherono celebrates winning the men's race REUTERS/Pablo Morano

  • 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

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.

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