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November 28, 2022
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East Africans sweep Commonwealth marathon

Kenya’s Michael Mugo Githae (right) Tanzania’s Alphonce Felix Simbu (left), and Uganda’s Victor Kiplangat lead the field in the men’s Marathon on day two of the Commonwealth Games at Smithfield in Birmingham, central England, on July 30, 2022.

Summary

  • Kiplangat struck gold in 2:10:55 ahead of Tanzania’s Alphonce Felix Simbu while Kenya’s late entrant into the field Michael Giathe completed a 1-2-3 sweep of the medals by the three East African neighbours.

In Birmingham

Ugandan youngster Victor Kiplangat put up a brilliant performance to win the men’s marathon gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday.

Kiplangat struck gold in 2:10:55 ahead of Tanzania’s Felix Simbu, while Kenya’s late entrant into the field, Michael Githae, completed a 1-2-3 sweep of the medals by the three East African neighbours.

Kiplangat’s exploits made him the first Ugandan to win the Commonwealth Games gold in the marathon.

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