November 13, 2012

African Athletes Win at Istanbul Eurasia Marathon

Kenyan male athletes swept medals of all colors at the Eurasia marathon held in Istanbul on Sunday.

Stephan Chebogut came first in 2:11:05 and he was followed by Kiprotich Yegon in 2:15:35 and Evans Kiplagat in 2:16:43.

Ethiopian Koren Jelela Yal won women's title with 2:28:06 in the event's 34th edition.

Nearly 13,000 athletes from 88 countries/regions, including Germany, Italy, France and Turkey, came out to hit streets of downtown Istanbul and competed in three categories: the 42-kilometer run, the 15-kilometer run and the eight-kilometer run.

This is an international athletics event organized by the metropolitan municipality in Istanbul, Turkey, every year on a Sunday in October or November since 1979.

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