- Kenya’s Visiline Jepkesho and Cyprian Kotut were dominant winners at the 40th edition of the Paris Marathon.
- The Kotut, also won the Paris half-marathon last month, completed the 195-kilometer (26-mile) race in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 11 seconds to improve on his personal best set last year when finishing runner-up in Milano on his debut over the distance (2:08.55).
- Kotut became the 12th Kenyan to win the race and put his case straight ahead of the national marathon team selection for Rio Olympic Games.
- Having recorded a personal best of 59:12 for the half marathon in 2014, Kotut made his marathon debut in Milan in 2015 and finished second in 2:08:55.
- VisilineJepkesho make up for her last year’s third place finish to win this year’s Paris Marathon in 2 hours 25 minutes and 57 seconds.
- Kotut, the brother to three-time London Marathon champion Martin Lel, overtook Ethiopian Abraha Gebretsadik with three kilometres to go, pumping his pistons past the 40km mark in 2:00:34 to victory.
Men’s Category Winners
Women’s Category Winners