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Kirui sets new Tallinn Marathon Course Record

Kiprotich Kirui - Tallinn Marathon 2017

Estonia – Tallinn Marathon 2017 produces a new course record of 2:09:22. Kiprotich Kurui, of Kenya, became the first runner of the Tallinn Marathon to break the 2:10 barrier.

Tallinn Marathon 2017 provides a Kenyan 123

From the start, the Kenyan trio of Kirui, Dickson Terer and Robert Magut set a brisk pace which would set the winner up for new course record.

The cool weather conditions, now doubt contributed, in assisting the fast pace, as the trio kept a high tempo through the first 10km. As the race progressed, Kirui began to build a gap between himself and his compatriots as he galloped away to a Personal Best and another marathon win.

Terer returned a 2:17:30 for 2nd place, while Magut slowed to a 2:21:30, still good enough for 3rd, well clear of the first Estonian athlete Argo Joesoo, 4th in a time of 2:28:15

Estonia go 1 2 in race to Tallinn Marathon Women’s title

From the off-set local runners,  Olga Andrejeva  and Moonika Pilli, made their intentions clear, lining up close to the front, the pair jumped out together, with a group soon forming around the two.

women - tallinn marathon 2017

The two were locked together for much of the scenic course, before Olga Andrejeva edged ahead to win in a time of 2:51:06, followed Moonika Pilli in 2nd place in 2:53:21.

Finland’s Ulla Huopaniemi grabbed 3rd place, just failing to break sub 3hr with 3:02:18.

Busy weekend for Benard Korir

Kenya’s Benard Korir, kept himself busy in Tallinn, by winning the 10km on Saturday evening in 29:46 before coming out on Sunday to win the half marathon in 64:44.

Estonia’s Jekaterina Patjuk recorded a respectable 75:17 in winning the Tallinn Women’s Half Marathon title.

World Record in Guinness Book of Records 

Estonia’s Marti Medar bounced himself into the Guinness Book of Records by bouncing two basketballs around the marathon course  in an incredible time of 3:54.16.

All in all, the Tallinn Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, as well as the Friday evening’s youth run over 5km.

The city of Tallinn put on a successful weekend of events

Tallinn Marathon2017 Results

1. Kiprotich Kirui KEN 2:09:22
2. Dickson Terer KEN 2:17:30
3. Robert Magut KEN 2:21:30

4. Argo Joesoo EST 2:28:15

Tallinn Marathon Women
1. Olga Andrejeva EST 2:51:06
2. Moonika Pilli EST 2:53:21
3. Ulla Huopaniemi FIN 3:02:18

Tallinn Half Marathon Results
1. Benard Korir KEN 64:44
2. Valerijs Zolnerovics LAT 65:38
3. Henry Kipsang KEN 65:50

4.Tiidrek Nurme EST 65:53

1. Jekaterina Patjuk EST 75:17
2. Minna Kuslap EST 85:55
3. Liis-Grete Arro EST 86:38

Tallinn 10k Results

1. Benard Korir KEN 29:46
2. Ibrahim Mukunga KEN 29:49
3. Henry Kipsang KEN 30:43

4. Karel Hussar EST 32:25

1. Liina Tsernov EST 35:49
2. Liina Luik EST 36:30
3. Kaia Lepik EST 36:58

Tallinn Marathon race report by Author: Gavin Doyle

see also: Tallinn Marathon 2017 Facts and Figures


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