22 OCT 2000 General News

Kenyan double in Venice Marathon


AFP

22 October 2000 – Venice, Italy - Kenya dominated the Venice marathon here Sunday, winning both the men's and women's races.

John Bungey triumphed in the men's race with a time of 2hr 9min 49sec, prevailing by 19 seconds ahead of his second placed compatriot Isaac Kiprono (2:10:08). Italy's Roberto Barbi finished third a further three seconds back.

In the women's race it was Ruth Kutol who triumphed in a time of 2:28:16, finishing comfortably ahead of Italian pair Lucilla Andreucci (2:31:29) and Monia Capelli (2:35:59).

Leading Results:

Men
1. John Bungey (Ken) 2hrs 09min 49sec, 2. Isaac Kiprono (Ken) 2:10:06, 3. Roberto Barbi (Ita) 2:10:11, 4. Migidio Bourifa (Ita) 2:10:14, 5. Christopher Cheboiboch (Ken) 2:10:49, 6. David Ngetich (Ken) 2:12:01, 7. Samuel Kororia Siya (Ken) 2:12:40, 8. Julius Bitok (Ken) 2:12:40, 9. Alexandr Kuzin (Ukr) 2:12:46, 10. Francesco Ingargiola (Ita) 2:13:22

Women
1. Ruth Kutol (Ken) 2:28:16, 2. Lucilla Andreucci (Ita) 2:31:29, 3. Monia Capelli (Ita) 2:35:59, 4. Faustine Keitany (Ken) 2:49:11, 5. Anna Busetto (Ita) 2:50:41.

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