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Kenya wins double golds in Jerusalem Marathon

17 Mar 2023, 21:44 GMT+10

JERUSALEM, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Noah Kiprotich won the men's title of the 12th annual Jerusalem Marathon on Friday in two hours, 18 minutes and 13 seconds.

Chakib Lachgar of Spain came second at 2:25:45, while Israel's Melkam Jamber took the bronze at 2:28:30.

Kenya also grabbed the gold in the women's race as Margaret Njuguna crossed the finish line first in a time of 2:52:44, ahead of Russia's Elena Tolstykh (2:55:31) and Israel's Noah Berkman (2:59:12).

The two Kenyan gold medalists Kiprotich and Njuguna won a prize of 3,750 U.S. dollars each.

About 18,000 runners from 72 countries and regions competed in the event, which also included half marathon, 10km and 5km runs, as well as a 1.7km families' run and 800m communities' run.

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