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New Record at Ljubljana Marathon


Too also set a personal best, but his record run was far from a given in the cold and humid weather.

"It was very difficult, but I managed to speed up after 25 km. I'm very happy and proud to have set the record and the personal best," Too said.

The top three spots in the men's competition went to Kenya, as Joseph Lagat came in second and Michael Chege took the third.

In the women's competition Russia's Ilga Kotovska prevented complete Kenyan domination with third place, behind Jane Rotich.

The best Slovenians were Mario Vacic (12th; 2:31.48) in the men's competition and Neza Mrevlje (5th; 2:42.00) in the women's event.

The organisers had been hoping for a new event record as well as record turnout - and they succeeded in both.

A total of 18,513 runners from 43 countries took part in two days of competition in marathon and shorter distances.

1. Daniel Too (Ken) 2:08.25
2. Joseph Lagat (Ken) 2:08.50
3. Michael Chege (Ken) 2:09.12
4. Berhanu Shiferaw (Eth) 2:09.19
5. Alemayehu Shumye (Eth) 2:09.38
6. Daniel Rono (Ken) 2:10.11
7. Kiprotich Kenei (Ken) 2:11.12
8. Shumi Eticha (Eth) 2:12.30
9. Evans Ruto (Ken) 2:12.37
10. Hillary Bett (Ken) 2:15.04
12. Mario Vacic (Slo) 2:31.48
13. Robert Kotnik (Slo) 2:34.55
14. Matjaz Schaubach (Slo) 2:37.30

1. Lydia Kurgat (Ken) 2:33.01
2. Jane Rotich (Ken) 2:33.42
3. Ilga Kotovska (Ukr) 2:35.04
4. Rebecca Jerotich (Ken) 2:38.51
5. Neza Mravlje (Slo) 2:42.00
6. Daneja Grandovec (Slo) 2:43.33
7. Zana Jereb (Slo) 2:52.33
8. Aleksandra Fortin (Slo) 2:55.36
9. Olja Bregar (Slo) 3:09.44
10. Ivana Setic (Cro) 3:10.24


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