Radio Taiwan International
Sammy Kitwara of Kenya won the 2016 Taipei Marathon on Sunday, coming in at
2:09’59 seconds and beating the existing record by about 25 seconds. (CNA photo)
Runners from Kenya swept the 2016 Taipei Marathon on Sunday.
Sammy Kitwara of Kenya won the men’s marathon, coming in at 2:09’59 seconds. The Chinese Taipei Road Running Association said that Kitwara broke the existing record by about 25 seconds. That time, 2:10:24, was achieved by Ethiopia’s Yemane Tsegay Adhane in 2011.
Kitwara’s achievements earned him NT$800,000 (US$25,004) in prize money for winning the top title and an additional NT$1 million (US$31,200) for breaking the record. [FULL STORY]