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Lencho Anbesa wins Venice Marathon 2019

Venice, Italy – October 28, 2019 – The Ethiopian Lencho Tesfave Anbesa and Judith Korir of Kenya, dominated their rivals to both win the 34th Huawei Venicemarathon title in 2h10’49” and 2h29’20”.

Lencho Tesfave Anbesa wins Huawei Venicemarathon

In the men race, the 8 African runners were first from the start and passed the half marathon distance in 1h04’55”. Then, the group ran together until the 35th km. Anbesa spent his energies well and he left the other runners in the last part of the race. After some difficulties on the bridges, he finished in 2h10’49”. It is his personal best. At the second and third place, the Kenian athletes Henry Kiprop and Andrew Ben Kimtai. The first Italian athlete who croddes the finish line is Said Boudalia, who established the M50 national record.

For the women race, Judith Korir had a great race, pulled the other athletes ahead, finishing in 2h29’20”. The second place is of Cyntia Jerop and the Ethiopian Meka Wake. The first Italian woman who crossed the finish line is Cecilia Flori.

People will remind this edition as a spectacular edition for the good and warm weather that permits to 13,000 runners to run through Venice in the Huawei Venicemarathon and VM10K. For those who cannot participate at this edition of Huawei Venicemarathon, can participate at the next edition on 25th October 2020 that will be the 35th edition.


1. Lencho Tesfaye Anbesa (Eth) 2h10’48”
2. Henry Kiprop (Ken) 2h10’55”
3. Andrew Ben Kimtai (Ken) 2h11’58”
4. Daniel Ndiritu (Ken) 2h12’53”
5. Moses Mengich (Ken) 2h13’18”
6. Ousman Jaiteh (Trentino Running Team) 2h25’39”
7. Said Boudalia (Cagliari Marathon) 2h26’56”
8. Ahmed Nasef (Atletica Desio) 2h27’10”

1. Judith Korir (Ken) 2h29’20”
2. Cynthia Jerop (Ken) 2h31’33”
3. Wake Meka Washo (Eth) 2h34’36”
4. Brendah Kebeya (Ger) 2h38’08”
5. Nikolina Sustic (Cro) 2h41’39”
6. Cecilia Flori (Villa Guglielmi) 2h53’24”
7. Maurizia Cunico (Casone Noceto) 2h59’17”
8. Laura Pieretti (Lbm Sport) 3h3’32”