Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) Kenyan runner Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio clocked two hours, seven minutes and six seconds to break the men’s course record at the 2019 Beijing Marathon on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Kisorio led alone in the last 10 km of the 42.195 km race and cut 10 seconds off the 2:07:16 course record that was set in 2013.
Solomon Kirwa Yego of Kenya finished second in 2:09:45, followed by fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Rutto Naibei, who clocked 2:10:15, reports Xinhua news agency.
Ethiopia’s Sutume Asefa Kebede grabbed the women’s title in 2:23:31. Local runner Li Zhixuan finished second in 2:29:06 while Mulu Seboka Seyfu of Ethiopia was third in 2:29:09.