Ethiopia’s Konjit Tilahun and Kenya’s Elisha Kipchirchir were crowned champions of the Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes today.
Tilahun fulfilled her role of favourite to snatch her first success over the classic marathon distance.
She adopted an even-paced approach, passing the halfway point in 1:18:40 before continuing that tempo through the second part of the race to win in a relatively modest 2:37:56, almost 10 minutes outside her lifetime best of 2:28:11 set in Dubai two years ago.
Kedir Zahara and Lucy Murigi finished a distant second and third in 2:41:30 and 2:42:39 respectively.
1 Konjit Tilahun (Ethiopia) 2:37:56
2 Kedir Zahara (Ethiopia) 2:41:30
3 Lucy Murigi (Kenya) 2:42:39
1 Elisha Kipchirchir (Kenya) 2:10:44
2 Felix Kimutai (Kenya) 2:11:11
3 Azmeraw Mengistu (Ethiopia) 2:12:27
4 Henry Sugut (Kenya) 2:12:40
5 Nixon Machichin (Kenya) 2:13:14
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