Wednesday January 2, 2013
Kenyan runners sweep the board at St Silvester Road Race
SAO PAULO: Kenyans won both the men’s and the women’s races in the 88th edition of St Silvester Road Race on Monday.
Setting off just after the break of day to avoid the worst of the afternoon heat in the Brazilian city, the men’s 15km race was a triumph for Edwin Kipsang who led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium in a time of 44:04.
Second place went to Joseph Aperumoi with third going to Mark Korir.
The women’s winner was Maurine Kipchumba in a time of 51:42 ahead of Tanzania’s Jackline Juma with another Kenyan, Rumokol Chepkman, in third. — AFP