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New women's record at Ljubljana marathon

The 27th Ljubljana Marathon. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ethiopian runner Zinash Gerado Senbeta has set the new event record for women at the 27th Ljubljana Marathon, while the men's record remained standing as the Kenyan Edmond Kipngetich celebrated victory in what was the first marathon competition he has ever attended.

Senbeta finished the course with 2 hours, 21 minutes and 5 seconds, besting the previous record by her compatriot Dagne Siranesh Yirga by three seconds.

Another Ethiopian, Gebiyanesh Ayele Gedamu, finished second more than six minutes adrift, with the Slovenian Neja Kršinar rounding off the winners' podium with a time of 2 hours, 45 minutes and 30 seconds.

In the men's competition, Kipngetich ran a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 47 seconds to beat compatriot Kipkemoi Kiprono by almost a minute. Gossa Ambelu Challa of Ethiopia was third.

The race record remains in the hands of the Ethiopian Sisay Lemma, who ran almost two minutes faster than today's winner five years ago.

A total of 11,796 runners from a record 68 countries took part in the 10km, 21km and 42km runs. Over a third came from abroad.


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