dinsdag 24 mei 2011

Marathon - de uitslag

Ook op de dinsdag na de marathon kan ik haast niet lopen van de spierpijn. Wat heb ik gedaan? Voor de marathon kan je hetzelfde gezegde gaan gebruiken als bij het voetbal. Bij voetbal speel je met elf tegen elf en winnen de Duitsers. Bij de marahon begin je met honderd of meer en wint een Keniaan. Dit staat er in The New Times.

Kenyans continue Kigali Marathon dominance
By Ostine Arinaitwe

Full Marathon (42km)
1) Felix Kipchirchir  (KEN) 2:17:04
2) Felix Kipkorir       (KEN) 2:17:28
3) Peter Limo            (KEN) 2:19:37
4) Isaac Kiplagat       (KEN) 2:19:57
18) Dominique Ntigurirwa (RWA) 2:29:36
1) Beatrice Rutto (KEN) 2:51:45
2) Elizabeth Chemweno (KEN) 2:55:13
3) Jeanne Nyambura    (KEN) 2:58:28
Half marathon (21km)
1) Francis Bowen        (KEN) 1:04:3
2) Robert Kajuga        (RWA) 1:05:01
3) Peter Kosigey         (KEN) 1:05:32
1) Hillary Kiptod                 (KEN) 1:09:07
2) Elizabeth Rumokol         (KEN) 1:15:06
7) Pelagie Musengimana    (RWA) 1:19:42
9) Epiphanie Nyirabarame (RWA) 1:23:54
FOR the seventh year running, no Rwandan was able to come in the top five of the Kigali International marathon or win any of the categories in contention.
Kenyan athletes extended their dominance in the marathon as they swept all honours in the full and half marathon races yesterday at Amahoro stadium.
Felix Kipchirchir had a 1-2-3 finish in the 42 km after clocking two hours, 17 minutes and four seconds to pocket $2500 (Rwf1.48m).
Felix Kangogo and Peter Limo finished second and third respectively.
Rwanda’s top performer Dominique Ntigurirwa was in 18th place after clocking two hours, 27 minutes and 58 seconds.
Beatrice Rutto from Kenya claimed the women’s category after clocking 2 hours, 51 minutes and 45 seconds.
Moving on to the half marathon, Kenyans were still in high gear. Bowen Francis won the event in a time of one hour, four minutes and 36 seconds. Home boy Robert Kajuga finished second while Peter Kosgei completed the medal bracket.
In the women category, Kenya dominated the medal bracket as Hillary Kiptod, Elizabeth Rumokol and Friday Jepkite took 1, 2 and 3rd positions respectively.
Pelagie Musengimana finished seventh, while Epiphanie Nyirabarame clocked 1:23:54 to finish in 11th position.
All set for Kigali marathon
By Ostine Arinaitwe

Full Marathon - 42 km
Half Marathon - 21Km
Team relay - 4*10.5km
Over 2500 athletics that include 400 Rwandans are expected to take part in the 7th edition of the Kigali International Marathon, which gets underway this morning.
The Secretary General of the national athletics federation, Constantine Twajamahoro told Sunday Sport yesterday that over 17 countries which include Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Luxembourg, Italy, and France have confirmed their participation.
Others, he said are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, USA among others.
“We expect a very competitive race because of the high number of people who have registered. Last year’s winners will also take part,” Twajamahoro said.
Rwanda’s hopes of getting medals will be led by two-time Olympian Epiphanie Nyirabarame, Sylvain Rukundo, Gervais Nizeyimana and Godfrey Rutayisire.
This year’s race will cost the athletics federation Frw50m, the bulk of which will come from the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture.
Similar to last year, the full marathon and half marathon winners will pocket $2500 (Rwf1.5m) respectively while the tenth athlete in each category will settle for $200 (Rwf120, 000).
Last year, Rashid Safari emerged as Rwanda’s best athlete after clocking 2 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds to finish 9th.
Peter Limo of Kenya claimed the marathon in 2:19:44. Divina Jepkogei won the women’s category.
The marathon is divided into five categories; full marathon (42km), half marathon (21km), 10.54km marathon team relays, 5km course for children and 5km run for fun race.

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