Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kenya win the first World Championships 2013 Moscow Gold medal in women marathon

Photo credit : Ivan Sekretarev

Photo credit : Matt Dunham

Kenya captured the first Gold medal of the 14th IAAF World Championships 2013 Moscow  on the opening day today 10 August when Edna  Kiplagat successfully defended her marathon World champion title in 2:25:44 and  making history as the first female marathon runner to retain the world title following the footstep of her male compatriot Abel Kirui who won 2 marathon world titles consecutively in 2009 Berlin (in championships record) and 2011 Daegu (Kirui withdrew to defend the title 2nd time this time due to injury.)
Valeria Straneo of Italy won the silver in 2:25:58 while Kayoko Fukushi of Japan took the bronze in 2:27:45 under sunny sky and hot temperatures close to 30 C

Women Marathon
Gold : Edna Kiplagat (KEN) 2:25:44
Silver : Valeria Straneo (ITA) 2:25:58
Bronze : Kayoko Fukushi (JPN) 2:27:45

The official results  

 Performances of Asian female marathon competitors :

3rd -- Kayoko Fukushi (JPN) - 2:27:45 - Bronze medal
4th -- Ryoko Kizaki (JPN) - 2:31:28
8th -- Hye-Gyong Kim (PRK) - 2:35:49
14th - Hye-Song Kim (PRK) - 2:38:28
17th - Yong-Sun Sin (PRK) - 2:39:22
19th - Changqin Ding (CHN) - 2:40:13
28th - Xiaojie Wei (CHN) - 2:46:46
32nd - Seongeun Kim (KOR) - 2:48:46
34th - Mojie Cao (CHN)

DNF - Mizuki Noguchi (JPN)
DNF - Otgonbayar Luvsanlundeg (MGL)
DNF - Chaofeng Jia (CHN)
DNF - Yinli He (CHN)
DNF - Mi-Gyong Kim (PRK)
DNF - Yu-Hsuan Chen (TPE)

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