Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya won 2015 Beijing International Marathon

With the present win, forty-one-year-old Kipchumba became the first non-Ethiopian athlete to win the event since 2011.

Created On: Sep 21, 2015 11:03 ISTModified On: Sep 21, 2015 15:46 IST

Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya on 20 September 2015 won the annual Beijing International Marathon. He finished the 42.195-km course in 2 hours 14 minutes and 25 seconds.

In women’s competition, Ethiopian runner Betelhem Cherenet won the title in 2 hours 27 minutes and 31 seconds.

With the present win, forty-one-year-old Kipchumba became the first non-Ethiopian athlete to win the event since 2011. Francis Kiprop won the 2011 event.

About Beijing International Marathon

• The annual marathon race is being held in the Chinese capital Beijing since 1981.
• It begins at Tiananmen Square and finishes at the National Olympic Sports Centre stadium.
• Every year, it sees the participation of around 5000 athletes from different parts of the world.
• In the men’s category either a Kenyan or an Ethiopian won the race since 2004.

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