This morning team Birell conquered the inaugural Prague Battle of the Teams Marathon in the Czech capital with 7152 points. Individual victories were recorded by Kenyans Benson Kipruto (Team Birell/Adidas) in 2:10:15, and Purity Rionoripo (Team Volkswagen/Adidas) in 2:20:14.
Rionorpio broke the race open with her impressive run as she was seen surging ahead of the 25-kilometer mark. Being marked as the third-fastest time in the world this year, it was also her personal best.
Ethiopian Guteni Shone (Team Birell/Adidas) grabbed second place in 2:21:46 while Kenya’s Valary Aiyabei (Team Mattoni/Adidas) seized the third place for the timing of 2:22:39
The men’s race was more competitive with the pack of five together even on the last of 13 laps, and to make a final and definitive surge Kipruto waited until the final 1500 meters to pull away and win!