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Desisa, Chepngetich claim Marathon Runner of the Year awards

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 9, 2019 15:32

Desisa, Chepngetich claim Marathon Runner of the Year awards

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich claimed the Assiciation of International Marathon Runners of the Year awards in a ceremony in Athens.The award, which was first given out in 2013 by the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races , was a first for both Chepngetich and Desisa with the Ethiopian breaking the four year win streak of Eliud Kipchoge.

The 25-year-old Chepngetich and 29-year-old Desisa were both victorious in the marathon event in difficult conditions at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 9, 2019 15:32

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