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Kenya’s Kenneth Mburu wins Taipei marathon

Kenya’s Kennet Mburu Mungara has won the 2019 Taipei Marathon of the men’s division on Sunday.

According to the race results published on the event’s website, Mburu completed the race with a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds, In the female champion, Kenyan Antonina Kwambai, came in at 2 hours, 31 minutes and 27 seconds.

In the all local marathon, 4 four-time winner Chiang Chieh-wen was fastest, Chieh-wen won the 2019 National Games’ male marathon in October, and finished in 2 hours, 28 minutes and 35 seconds, winning the event’s domestic category. Meanwhile, the women’s domestic category was clinched by Ying-ying , Ying previously won the event 2 years ago in 2017, she managed to win with a time of 3 hours, 4 minutes and 38 seconds.

An estimated amount of a record over 28,000 domestic and foreign runners.

This year’s running route included several historic sites to give runners a feel of ancient Taipei, the news agency said, adding the event organizer, this year’s route was modified to reduce the number of slopes and sharp turns and improve times.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said he hopes the Taipei Marathon, which is an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Bronze Label Road Race, will gain Gold Label certification in 2022.

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