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Kusuro, Chesang wins gold medals at the Madrid Marathon

by Nnalubaale Sports
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It was a triumphant weekend in Madrid for Uganda as both long-distance runners Geoffrey Kusuro and Doreen Chesang walked home with gold in the ‘The Zurich Rock n Roll Running Series Madrid Marathon‘.

As he clinched gold in the men’s category, Kusuro ran 2:10:29, shrugging off Kenyans Sila Kiptoo and Benard Kimkemboi, who won silver and bronze respectively.

Uganda’s Geoffrey Kusuro crosses the finish line

To underline exactly how close the race was, Kiptoo posted 2:10:31 in comparison to Kimkemboi’s 2:10:32.

On the other hand, in the women’s category, Chesang ran 2:26:31 in an impressive show.

She beat Ethiopia’s Fetale Tsegaye and Spaniard Marta Galimany, who posted 2:32:18 and 2:37:47 for silver and bronze, respectively.

It’s worth noting that Chesang was making her debut appearance in the Madrid Marathon.

By: Ivan Kaye

Courtesy Photos

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