Highlights of the Porto Marathon: African dominance and a new record

African athletes dominated the 15th edition of the Porto marathon, won by the Ugandan Robert Chemonges.

The African athletes dominated the 15th edition of the Porto Marathon, won by the Ugandan Robert Chemonges with a new record. José Sousa, from Casaense, and Rosa Madureira, from Penafiel, were the best Portuguese athletes.

Chemonges set a record for the 42,195 kilometers of the race, with the time of 2:09.05 hours, beating the previous record obtained in 2011 by 46 seconds, which belonged to the Kenyan Philemoh Baaru with the time of 2:09.51. The Ugandan athlete surpassed Oliver Irabaruta, from Burundi (2:09.48 hours - better time than the previous record), and the Ethiopian Fikadu Kebede (2:10.41), second and third places, respectively.

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