Kenyan runner, Limo Kiprop, won the 14th edition of the Casablanca International Marathon, which was held on Sunday morning.
Limo Kiprop covered a distance of 42 kilometers in a time of 2 hours, 13 minutes and 29 seconds, followed by Moroccans Mohamed Talhaoui (2 hours, 13 minutes, 35 seconds) and Montaser Zaghou (2 hours, 17 minutes, 04 seconds).
Among females, Kenyan Mukami Widera came in first place with a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes and 46 seconds, ahead of her compatriot Pascalia Shekkorer (2 hours, 31 minutes, 51 seconds) and Ethiopian Kud Shala Jeju (2 hours, 37 minutes, 39 seconds).
In the half marathon race, the crown went to the Moroccan runners, as the victory in the male category went to Abdelkarim Benzahra after covering the race distance in a time of one hour, two minutes and 52 seconds, ahead of Brahim Khalifa, who achieved 1h 02m 58s and Fathi Abdel Nasser, who came third (1h). 03m and 44s).
Among females, the title of the fourteenth edition went to Moroccan runner Fatima Zahra Ohris, who covered the race distance in a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 53 seconds, ahead of her compatriots Fatiha Benchetki (1 hour, 16 minutes, 19 seconds) and Aziza Alaoui Selsouli (1 hour, 16 minutes, 53 seconds). .
The 10 km race for men was won by Moroccan runner Djamel Hatran after covering the race distance in a time of 28 minutes, ahead of his compatriots Hicham Wasmi (28 minutes and one second), and Ayadi Zeroual, who came third (28 minutes and two seconds).
In the female category, Moroccan runner Wafa Zeroual won the race after covering the distance in 33 minutes and seven seconds, ahead of her compatriots Sakina Bououad (34 minutes and 23 seconds) and Somaya Sanad (34 minutes and 31 seconds).
The organizers succeeded in their bet on a record participation in the marathon, as they estimated the number of participants in the 14th session at 10,500, representing 38 countries.
The Casablanca International Marathon is considered the result of a successful institutional partnership between the Casablanca Community and a group of major partners, including the state of the Casablanca-Settat region, the Casablanca-Settat region council, the Casablanca Workers’ Council, in addition to the Royal Moroccan Athletics League through the League of Casablanca. Casablanca Athletics, and the Casablanca Local Development Company for activities and events.
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