There was a Cyprus delight for Scot Joasia Zakrzewski, who was the fastest Brit at Sunday’s Limassol Marathon. Joasia, who has been chosen to represent Britain at the IAU World Trail Championships in Italy in June, completed the race in 2:47:23 to finish 11th overall.
Joasia wasn’t the only Brit at the event with James Hayward fastest British male in the marathon in a time of 2:55:11, Bashir Hussain third in the 10K and Jackie Newton fifth in the half marathon.
The marathon was dominated by Edwin Kiprop Kiyeng who won the men’s race in 2:15:04. Fellow Kenyan Wycliffe Kip Biwot was the runner-up in a time of 2:15:40, and Pavel Borodin from Cyprus took third place in 2:38:42 after a 23-minute gap.
The women’s race was also won by a Kenyan, with Glady Jepkurui Biwott securing the title in 2:40:41 ahead of Cypriot runner Anna Handzlik Dagmara (2:42:12). Hellen Jepkos Kimutai claimed the third spot on the podium after crossing the finish line in 2:45:49.
The half marathon saw both the male and female course records smashed, with Joel Maina Mwangi from Kenya shaving a minute and a half from the previous record after crossing the finish line in 1:02:52. Stellah Jep Barsosio from Kenya dominated the women’s field and took three minutes off the previous best mark after finishing in 1:09:31.
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