Kenyans Samuel Mwaniki and Loice Kiptoo won today the 13th Porto Marathon, the most important event of its kind in Portugal. Portuguese athlete José Moreira rounded off the podium finishing third, while female athletes Catarina Ribeiro and Filomena Costa came in second and third places.
Samuel Mwaniki finished the race in 2h11m48s, ahead of Japanese Yuki Kawauchi, who finished in 2h14m32s and José Moreira, who finished in 2h16m11s.
As for women athletes, kenyan Loice Kiptoo set up a new record, finishing the race in 2h29m13s. Catarina Ribeiro managed second podium place and managed qualification for the World Championship to be held August 2017 in London.
The 13th Porto Marathon took place in Porto, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia, bringing together 15,000 athletes from 56 countries, from five continents, in three different competitions. In addition to the marathon itself, it featured a 15 kilometers race and and a six kilometers race.
1. Samuel Theuri Mwaniki (Kenya), 2:11.48.
2. Yuki Kawauchi (Japan), 2:14.32.
3. José Moreira (Sporting, Portugal), 2:16.11.
4. Mathew Kiprotich (Kenya), 2:17:38.
5. Ricardo Vale (Sporting de Braga, Portugal), 2:19:10.
6. Gilbert Maina (Kenya), 2:19:25.
7. Kenneth Kosgei (Kenya), 2:19:55
8. Davil Maru (Kenya), 2:20:49
9. James Onkoba (Kenya), 2:24:22.
10. Vítor Barbosa (Grupo Dramático e Recreativo da Retorta, Portugal), 2:26:57.
1. Loice Chebet Kiptoo (kenya), 2:29:13.
2. Catarina Ribeiro (Individual, Portugal), 2:30:10.
3. Filomena Costa (Jardim da Serra, Portugal), 2:30:27.
4. Pamela Kipvhoge (Kenya), 2:36:42.
5. Guteni Shone (Ethiopia), 2:38:23.
6. Rosa Madureira (FC Penafiel, portugal), 2:43:40.
7. Anne Charlotte (France), 2:57:47.
8. Maria Helena Costa (Invicta Runners, Portugal), 02:58:34.
9. Lídia Pereira (Granja, Portugal), 2:59:16.
10. Denise Van Elk (Germany), 3:00:57.