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Henry Sugut Reigns In Vienna

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 16, 2013
  • Updated Apr. 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM UTC
Henry Sugut celebrates his big win in Vienna. Photo: IAAF

The Kenyan has now won the race three times.

It was “three times a charm” for Henry Sugut last Sunday in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The Kenyan won his third title in the annual marathon.

Sugut’s time for the 26.2 miles was 2:08:19 — slower than his PR for the distance, which is his time of 2:06:58 from last year.

The Vienna City Marathon commemorated its 30th anniversary this year.

Sugut’s win made him only the second athlete to win the famous race three times. The other person to do it was Gerhard Hartmann of Austria, who completed a sweep from 1985-1987.

The times definitely have increased since Hartmann’s reign, as his best time was 2:12:22.

Solomon Kiptoo came in second in 2:08:34. Geoffrey Ndungu took third in 2:08:42.

In the women’s race, Flomena Cheyech absolutely dominated with a 2:24:34 — nearly seven minutes faster than the second-place finisher Meskerem Assefa and Eyerusalem Kuma.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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