Saturday, January 7, 2012

2:07:37 - Peter Kamais set a new Course Record at the Xiamen International Marathon this morning

Peter Kamais, 36, of Kenya won the 10th Xiamen International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:07:37 (PB) this morning, breaking the old mark of 2:08:07 set by countryman Robert Kipchumba last year which made him the winner of USD15,000 bonus apart from the winner's prize money of USD40,000

1) Peter Kamais (KEN) - 2:07:37 (CR)
2) Dickson Chumba Kipotolo (KEN) - 2:08:19
3) Solomon Tsege (ETH) - 2:08:59 (PB)

Women: (CR 2:22:38 - 2008)
1) Ashu Kasim (ETH) - 2:23:09
2) Miriam Wangari (KEN) - 2:31:30
3) Merima Hasen (ETH) - 2:31:46

Jin Lingling finished 6th in 2:38:04 as the best local female competitor.

This event attracted a record of more than 70,000 participants competing in full marahon, half marathon, 10km, 5km and additional categories in a wheel-chair half marathon and 12km skating.

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