Kenya's Kisorio renews course record at Beijing Marathon

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-11-03 15:08
Kenyan runner Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio finishes first at Beijing Marathon champion on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Kenyan runner Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio clocked two hours, seven minutes and six seconds to break the men's course record at the 2019 Beijing Marathon here on Sunday.

In a cool and comfortable weather, the 30-year-old Kisorio led alone in the last 10 kilometers of the 42.195km race and cut 10 seconds off the 2:07:16 course record that was set in 2013.

Solomon Kirwa Yego of Kenya finished second in 2:09:45, followed by fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Rutto Naibei, who clocked 2:10:15.

"It's good weather," said the winner. "I'm happy to win and break the course record. I hope I will come here again and achieve better results."

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