By: Kay Liu
Lonyangata finished the 42.195-km run in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 26 seconds, besting the previous record of 2:09:59 set by countryman Sammy Kitwara in 2016 by more than a minute.
For setting the new record, he earned an extra NT$1 million (US$35,463), on top of the first place prize of NT$800,000, according to organizers.
"I feel so happy," said Lonyangata when receiving the prize, noting that he was satisfied with his finishing time considering the rainy weather in Taipei. [FULL STORY]