Kenyan runner Mathew Kisorio wins Beijing Marathon
Updated 11:49, 03-Nov-2019

At the 2019 Beijing Marathon, 30,000 runners started from Tian'anmen Square and ran through the west and north parts of Beijing City, towards the finish line at Celebration Square in the central area of Scenic Boulevard in the Beijing Olympic Park on rainy Sunday.

Finally, Kenyan runner Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio clocked 2:07:06 to break the men's course record of this event.

The 30-year-old Kisorio led alone in the last 10 kilometers of the 42.195km race and cut 10 seconds off the 2:07:16 course record that was set in 2013.

Solomon Kirwa Yego of Kenya finished second with 2:09:45, followed by fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Rutto Naibei, who clocked 2:10:15.

Ethiopia's Sutume Asefa Kebede grabbed the women's title with a time of 2:23:31. 

Local runner Li Zhixuan finished second with 2:29:06 while Mulu Seboka Seyfu of Ethiopia was third in 2:29:09.

(Cover photo via VCG)

(With input from Xinhua News Agency)