Clean sweep for Kenya as Cherono, Jelegat win Valencia Marathon

Lawrence Cherono wins Valencia Marathon

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono crosses the finish line to win the Valencia Marathon’s men’s elite race on December 5, 2021. Cherono won in two hours, five minutes and 12 seconds.

Photo credit: Pool | Valencia Marathon

What you need to know:

  • Cherono, who finished second last year, put up a spirited fight to win the race sprinting in the last 100 metres to finish in a time of 2 hours, 05 minutes and 12 seconds
  • In the women's category, Jelagat ran with a number of Ethiopian athletes who looked strong before hitting the front and leading all the way to the finish line
  • Jelagat crossed the line in 2:19:31 ahead of Ethiopians Woldu Etagegne (2:20:16) and Degefa Beyenu (2:23:04) who came in second and third respectively

Kenya's Lawrence Cherono and Nancy Jelagat are the new Valencia Marathon champions. 

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