Wilson Kibet today won the Dubai Marathon for the third consecutive year. The women’s race was won by the 19-year-old Russian athlete Albina Ivanova.
Kibet finished ahead of two other Kenyans, David Mutua and William Musyoki, completing the marathon course in 2:13:04, 32 seconds faster than his performance over the same course in 2001.
In the women’s race, Ivanova was an easy winner ahead of Abebe Tola (ETH) and Irina Bogocheva of Kazakhstan.
AFP for the IAAF
1. Wilson Kibet (KEN) 2hr 13min 04sec, 2. David Mutua (KEN) 2:13:16, 3. William Musyoki (KEN) 2:13:28
1. Albina Ivanova (RUS) 2:33:31, 2. Abebe Tola (ETH) 2:37:38, 3. Irina Bogocheva (KAZ) 2:39:25