12 May 2013

Kenyan athletes win Skopje Marathon

A record number of competitors from 36 countries - 4.900 in total - took part in this year's Skopje Marathon on Sunday. Kenyan athletes Wycliffe Kipkorir Biwot won the men's race of the ninth Skopje Marathon and Caroline Jemeli Kipruto won the women's race.

Biwot completed the 42-kilometer race in 2 hours, 21 minutes and 56 seconds, which is a new record. Kipruto also broke a record after finishing the race in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 49 seconds.

The Macedonian state championship was won by Riste Lazarov and Vesna Kiradzieva.
"Today we showed that Skopje and Macedonia can be proud of the Skopje Marathon for being a brand and sporting event with competitors and audiences from all around the world," said Kire Sinadinovski - director of the Skopje Marathon.

The 2013 Skopje Marathon featured a full marathon - 42km;  half marathon - 21km; 5-km race and mini marathon. The Skopje Marathon was on the list of Qualifying Marathon Races in 2012 for the Olympics Games in London. It has been a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) since 2009.

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