Demadonna’s Tesfaye Anbesa wins Kyiv Half Marathon while Chemtan, Ishhimael  and Beyene, Tsegaye take second in both men's and women's Vienna City Marathon on Sunday 22

anbesa kyivDemadonna's represented Lencho Tesfaye Anbesa of Ethiopia, won the Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon crossing the finish line in a course record  for the second consecutive year, this time clocking 62’56’’ at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday 22.

Anbesa won the race by just three seconds from Kenya’s Nicholas Makau, second in 62'59. The pair ran toghether for the most part of the race reaching 15 kilometers in 44'26 with their lead over Romanenko, eventually third, already over more than three minutes.

Anbesa’s and Makau’s pace slowed slightly during the final quarter of the race, but the defending champion had enough energy to kick ahead of his Kenyan rival in the closing stages to win in 62'56". Makau crossed the line in 62'59" with Romanenko placing in a distant third in 67'59".

Always on Sunday 22, this time at the Vienna City Marathon, DAP's  represented Chemtan, Ishhimael Bushendich of Kenya finished second in the men's race cloaking 2h10’03’’, behind Morocco's Salaheddine Bounasser, surprising winner of the race with a time of 2h09'39".

In the women's race second and third place for our Beyene, Melesech Tsegaye of Ethiopia and Jepchirchir Celestine of Kenya in a time of 2h29’51’’ and 2h 30’39’’ respectively. Jepchirchir's time of 2h 30’39’’ is her personal best.

The race winner was Kenya's Nancy Kiprop, who successfully defended her Vienna City Marathon title, setting a personal best time of 2h24'18".

At the Orlen Warsaw Marathon 2018”, always on Sunday 22, third place in the men's race for our Kitesa, Herpasa Negasa of Ethiopia in a time of 2h11’46’’.

Always on Sunday 22 at the Bucharest 10K road race 2018”, first place in both men's and women's races for our Kipsang Emmanuel and Mosop Leonidah, both from Kenya. They reached the finish line in 28’44’’ and 33’04’’ respectively.

Last but not least, 4th place for DAP's Kiprono, Gladys Cherono of Kenya in 2h24'10'' at the Virgin London Marathon, always on Sunday 22. Out of the podium but noteworthy result in a major competition like London Marathon this year held in difficult weather conditions. Fifth place instead for Mary Keitany in 2h24'27 ''. She took off very strong following male pace makers to attempt the world record, but was not able to complete her goal. Thumbs up for the courage and effort on the extreme conditions described above.

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