Kipchirchir Rotich wins 35th Eindhoven Marathon

Elisha Kipchirchir Rotich from Kenya, won the 35th edition of the Eindhoven Marathon this weekend. He set a personal record. He crossed the finish in a time of 2:07:32.

His fellow-countryman Laban Mutai came second. Laban Mutai set a time of 02:07:37.

Vincent Kipsang Rono, also from Kenya, finished third. He finished in 02:07:50.

All three winners set personal records.

From start to finish, Kipchirchir Rotich was part of the leading group. Though the number of athletes in this group declined during the marathon, he remained part of it.

With twelve kilometers to go, only six runners remained in the leadinggroup. Two kilometers later, the group fell apart with Kipchirchir Rotich continuing on his own. He ran the last two kilometers leading.

The winning time of 2:07:32 is slightly slower than the previous record of 2 hours and 6 minutes mentioned in earlier posts. The slightly slower finishing-time may be due to the warm weather.

Source: Studio 040

Translator: Kate

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