It was a day of exceptional performances and shattered records in marathons across the globe, including the Pan-American Games Marathons, as athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru, Mexico, and Uganda delivered race-defining moments. New lifetime bests were established, course and national records toppled, and gold medals were distributed from China to Chile to Slovenia, and Italy.
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In Dongying, China, Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga clinched victory at the Yellow Estuary Marathon with a record-breaking time of 2:18:09, a personal best and a new all-comers’ record for China. On the men’s side, Kenya’s Robert Kipkorir Kwambai took the title in a time of 2:08:27. How to watch the Pan American Games Live Stream?
Pan-American Games Marathon
The action was equally enthralling in Santiago, Chile, where the Pan-American Games marathons saw Peru’s Cristhian Pacheco retain his title with a time of 2:11:14. He was followed by Chile’s Hugo Tapia and fellow Peruvian Luis Ostos Cruz. In the women’s race, Mexico’s Citlali Moscote captured gold in 2:27:12, narrowly beating Argentina’s Florencia Borelli and Peru’s Gladys Tejeda.
Shifting the focus to Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ethiopia’s Zinah Senbeta grabbed headlines with her big lifetime best and course record of 2:21:05. Kenya’s Edmond Kipngetich marked his debut with a blazing 2:06:47, ahead of fellow Kenyan Kipkemoi Kiprono and Ethiopia’s Challa Gossa.
Not to be outdone, the Venice Marathon featured a course record from Uganda’s Solomon Mutai, who clocked in at 2:07:41. In the women’s race, Kenya’s Rebecca Tanui led the pack with 2:25:35, ahead of Ethiopians Kebene Chala and Bedada Tigist.
A day that saw a slew of outstanding performances confirms that the international marathon circuit is brimming with talent, from seasoned athletes defending their titles to newcomers setting blistering paces. The landscape of long-distance running continues to evolve, as athletes defy expectations and raise the bar higher than ever before.