Ugandan Kiplangat wins gold at Budapest marathon – ČT sport – Czech Television

At first, Mongolian Bat-Očirid Ser-Od, who has not missed a championship or Olympic marathon since 2011, sought the attention of the cameras. The 41-year-old endurance man covered the first five kilometers more than half a minute faster than his rivals, but it was clear that this was just a small episode and the Mongolian veteran quickly abandoned.

Kiplangat, 23, launched an attack ten kilometers before the finish line and gradually shook all his rivals. He emulated his compatriot Stephen Kiprotich, who triumphed on the longest course in 2015. Teferi won Israel's first marathon medal with a brilliant finish. The Ethiopian native passed Gebresilase just before the finish line.

The Ethiopian endurance team finally exhausted itself and defending champion Tamirat Tola, who had been running in third place for a long time, dropped out.

The Kenyans, who have won four of the last eight marathons at the World Championships, had to settle for Titus Kiprut's eighth place.

Their biggest current star, Kelvin Kiptum, who ran the second-fastest time in history in London, was absent from the peloton, but reports from Nairobi indicated that he preferred to attack the world record in less time. two hours in four weeks in Berlin.

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