Kenyan runner wins Seoul Int’l MarathonSetting a new record for marathons held in Korea, Wilson Loyanae Erupe of Kenya won the men’s race in the Seoul International Marathon and the 83rd Dong-A Marathon yesterday.
Erupe, 24, crossed the finish line at Olympic Stadium in eastern Seoul with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 37 seconds. He is the first runner to finish a 42.195-kilometer marathon in Korea within 2 hours and 6 minutes.
The previous record of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds was set by Sylvester Teimet of Kenya in the same race in 2010.
In this year’s race, James Kipsang Kwambai of Kenya, 29, took second place with a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 3 seconds.
Meanwhile, Feyse Tadese Boru from Ethiopia, 23, won the women’s race in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 26 seconds.