Chimsa, Kiprop win in Prague

Prague – Deressa Chimsa of Ethiopia won the Prague International Marathon on Sunday and Agnes Kiprop of Kenya dominated the women's race.

Chimsa pulled away about 10 kilometres from the end to finish the race in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 25 seconds in the second fastest time on the track.

Ethiopia's Deressa Chimsa crosses the finish line to win the Prague International Marathon. Credit: REUTERS

Chimsa said: “To run alone was very difficult.”

Stephen Tum of Kenya was second in 2:07:17 and his countryman Philemon Limo was third in 2:09:25.

Kiprop who won in 2:25:41 was followed by another Kenyan runner, Flomena Chepchirchir, and Meseret Debele of Ethiopia.

About 9,000 runners participated in the 18th edition of the race. – Sapa-AP

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