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Kenya’s Laban Cheruiyot wins the Brussels Marathon

The Kenyan Laban Cheruiyot has won this year’s Brussels Marathon. He completed the 41.195km course in just 2 hours, 24 minutes and 20 seconds.  Another Kenyan, Patrick Korir, came in second with a time of 2 hours 28 minutes and 1 second. Third place was for Pieter Gijsels with a time of 2hours 44 minutes and 37 second. 

In the women’s race first place was for Kabiratou Nassam of Benin with a time of 2 hours, 57 minutes and 56 seconds, Britain’s Juliet Champion was second with a time of 2 hours, 59 minutes and 30 seconds. The Czech runner Sarka Vystejnova was third, completing the race in 2 hours, 59 minutes and 30 seconds.  

In the men’s half marathon, the Belgian Maxime Delvoie was the winner with a time of 1 hour, 9 minutes and 58 seconds. The Moroccan Abdou Sihammane came in second with a time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 14 seconds. Ashenafi Bulle of Eythopia was third, after having completed the race in 1 hour, 11 minutes and 43 seconds.

The women’s half marathon was won by the Belgian Charlotte Monfils with a time of 1 hour 23 minutes and 58 seconds. The Italian Michela Ciprietti was second with a time of 1 hour 25 minutes and 23 seconds. A time of 1 hour 26 minutes and 34 seconds was enough to ensure third place for the Belgian Heidi Van Maele.  

Around 2,300 runners took part in the marathon. This was about the same number as last year.