Ramadhani wins Biwa marathon

22 Sep 2020 admin

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I knew it would be hard in the last part of the race but I expected it to be a battle for survival,” said Ramadhani. “Sometimes I was in front of him (Kiplagat) on the road and sometimes I was following but I caught him with 200 meters to go and just went for it,” added the 24-year-old.Kiplagat, the fastest runner in the field with a personal best time of 2:06:50, came home four seconds behind while 2006 Tokyo International Marathon winner Ambesse Tolosa of Ethiopia was third in 2:11:15. OTSU, Shiga Pref. – Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Samson Ramadhani produced an electrifying late burst to edge out William Kiplagat and win the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon on Sunday.The pair entered Ojiyama Stadium neck-and-neck and Kiplagat looked to have the edge until Ramadhani stormed past the Kenyan with 200 meters remaining and crossed the line to claim victory in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 43 seconds.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

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