Elisha Rotich breaks Kenenisa Bekele’s course record to win Paris Marathon

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Kenya marathoner Elisha Rotich wins Paris Marathon on Sunday October 17, 2021 PHOTO/Twitter

Kenya marathoner Elisha Rotich went into history books after breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s Paris Marathon course record.

This was as Rotich won the Paris Marathon at 2:04:21 over the 42 kilometre course Sunday October 17, 2021.

Elisha Rotich broke Bekele’s seven year record by slashing more than a minute off 2:05:04 set in 2014 by the veteran Ethiopian marathoner.

He was followed by Hailelmaryam Kiros of Ethiopia who clocked 2:04:42 . Kenya’s Hillary Kipsambu came third with 2:04:45.


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Elsewhere, Angela Tanui won the Amsterdam Marathon women’s race after crossing the finish line at 2:17:57.

Fellow Kenyan Maureen Chepkemoi came in a distant second with a time of 2:20:18. Haven Hailu (Ethiopia) clinched position three with a time of 2:20:19.

In the men’s race, Kenya’s Bernard Koech clinched position two behind Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola. Leul Gebresilase came in third.

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