Kenya's Talam and Aiyabei win at Belgrade marathon

Kenya's Bernard Kipkorir Talam is the winner of the 27th Belgrade Marathon, which saw participation of over 20,000 runners in the Serbian capital on Sunday.

Source: Tanjug
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Talam finished the race in 2:14:35, followed by compatriot Paul Kimeli Samoei, who finished in 2:15:50.

Kevin Young, the 400 metres hurdles world record-holder and the promoter of the marathon, signalled the start of the race alongside Belgrade Mayor Siniša Mali, Serbia's Minister of Youth and Sport Vanja Udovičić and Belgrade Marathon Director Aleksandar Đorđević.

Kenya's Valary Jemeli Aiyabei won the women's race at the 27th Belgrade Marathon.

She finished the race in 2:37:08, followed by compatriot Hellen Jepkosgei Kimutai in 2:42:24, while Ethiopia's Yenealem Ayano Buli finished third in 2:43:45.

Serbia's Ana Subotić was fourth in 2:44:03, winning the Balkan championship title at the same time.

Subotić, Georgica win Balkan marathon titles

Serbia's Ana Subotić and Moldova's Vitaly Georgica won the respective women's and men's Balkan championship titles at the 27th Belgrade Marathon on Sunday.

Subotić, who was fourth in the main event, finished in 2:44:03. The Balkan championship runner-up is Milka Mihaylova of Bulgaria, who finished in 3:00:08, while Romania's Liliana Maria Danci was third in 3:04:58.

Serbia's Branko Stevic beat Georgica in the men's main race, finishing sixth in 2:27:12, but was not registered for the Balkan championship.

The second place went to Turkey's Ahmet Yavuz, who finished in 2:34:09, while third-placed Daniel Lupulescu of Romania finished in 2:41:43.

This year's Belgrade marathon broke all records in the number of runners, with more than 3,000 athletes competing and 20,000 people participating in the Pleasure Race.

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