Richmond Marathon 2009: Winners, Photos, and Videos
It was the world famous Richmond Marathon today and this is the 32nd marathon to take place.
The winners for the Richmond Marathon 2009 are:
Ethiopia’s Teyba Naser for the women with a time of 26:31.
Kenya's Elkanah Kibet for the men with a time of 22:47.
It was expected to be a close race between defending champion Jynocel Basweti and Mohammed Awol.
Basweti who belongs to Kenya won last year’s race with a time of 2:22:22 and Awol followed him with a time of 2:20:20.
The coordinator of the race, Mr. Thom Suddeth, said that it would be impossible for Awol to win the race without competing Basweti. Basweti is 9 years younger than Awol and he looks in a better position than he was last year.
For the women, Ilona Baranova and Divina Jekogei were expected to be the frontrunners.
The temperatures were hovering around 50 and the conditions were dry at this time.