Kenyan runners sweep Penghu marathon

Kenyan runners dominated the 2016 Penghu FAT Marathon Sunday, taking the top three places in both the men and women’s categories, while Taiwan’s best performance was a fourth place finish by Huang Su-o (黃素娥) in the women’s race.

Cosmas Matolo Muteti of Kenya won the men’s marathon in a time of in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 14 seconds to snatch the men’s title, while his compatriots David Masyoki Mailu and Thomas Matheka Muli finished second and third, respectively.

Behind the Kenyans, Kaito Arakawa of Japan crossed the finish line in fourth place and immediately proposed to his girlfriend, to cheers from the crowd.

In the women’s marathon, the Kenyans were just as dominant, with Cecilia Wayuaoki Michael clocking 2:48:20 to retain the title, while Gathingi Hauuach Wabera came in second and Monica Watetu Ndiritu third.

Huang Su-o finished fourth in a time of 3:20:36, achieving Taiwan’s best performance in the race.

The Penghu event, which also included a half marathon and a 10-km run, was co-sponsored this year by Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT). The prizes were awarded in person by FAT Chairman Chang Kang-wei (張剛維).

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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