Kenyans dominate Kaohsiung marathon
CNAKAOHSIUNG--Kenyan athletes dominated the Mizuno Kaohsiung International Marathon Sunday, with five runners from the East African country winning a total of NT$670,000 (US$22,600) in the race.
February 25, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
Kenyan Pius Muasa Mutuku, who was competing in Taiwan for the first time, crossed the finish line in a time of 02:21:39, followed by three of his countrymen in second to fourth places in the male marathon category. A Kenyan runner also took sixth place in the 42-km race.
In the women's category, Taiwanese Chen Shu-hua was the first to finish, logging her best time of 02:49:07. No Kenyan athletes took part in the women's event this year.
Taiwanese competitors took the top five places in the men and women's divisions of a 23-km half marathon event that was held at the same time.
Ho Chin-ping, a physical education teacher at a high school in Taiwan's outlying island of Kinmen, won the race, while his brother Ho Chin-wen placed fifth in the male category.
Liao Pei-ling, an athlete from Yunlin in central Taiwan who placed fourth last year, won the female division of the race this year.
Around 30,000 people from Taiwan, China, Japan, Kenya, Belgium, Canada and United States competed in the Kaohsiung marathon, which carried a total purse of NT$1.5 million.
Kenyan marathoner Pius Muasa Mutuku won first place in the Mizuno Kaohsiung International Marathon held in southern Kaohsiung yesterday. He was competing in Taiwan for the first ...
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