Kiprotich comes 5th at Hamburg marathon

Kiprotich came 5th

Ugandan marathoner Stephen Kiprotich came 5th at the 33rd Haspa Marathon in Hamburg with a time of 2:07:57.

The Hamburg Marathon 2018 was won by Solomon Deksisa of Ethiopia with a 2:06:34 run time.

Tadu Abate and Abshero came 2nd and 3rd respectively to make a 1,2,3 Ethiopian finish.

Kiprotich came behind the leading pack of 3 Ethiopians and 2 Kenyan runners with about 15 minutes to the end of the marathon. 1:51:00 of time.

The long-distance runner, an Olympic marathon champion, having won gold at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, could not make in time.

Victoria University

Back home, a Kiprotich National High Altitude Training Centre is being constructed in Teryet, Kapchorwa district to honour his achievements.



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