Kenya’s Kangogo wins Bucharest Marathon

Kenya’s Felix Kangogo won the fifth edition of the Bucharest International Marathon on Sunday. Kangogo won the race in 2 hours and 15.19 minutes. Ethiopia’s Almaz Nagede Fekade won the women’s race with a time of 2 hours and 38.09 minutes. The best Romanian runner in the marathon race was Alexandru Ilie Corneschi (2 hours and 36.02 minutes), the second Romanian to finish the men’s race was Daniel Stefan Lupulescu (2 hours and 37.49 minutes) and the third was Gabriel Gheorghe Gorun (2 hours and 38.30 minutes).Romania’s Claudia Paula Todoran finished the women’s race on third place, being the best-ranked Romanian woman. Alina Nicoleta Petrescu was the second Romanian woman to cross the finish line (2 hours and 49.05 minutes), while Alina Nituleasa was the third to do so (2 hours and 49.51 minutes). Britain’s Tom Payn won the men’s semi-marathon (1 hour and 10.04 minutes), followed by two Romanians: Bogdan Ofiteru (1 hour and 14.30 minutes) and Florin Gradinaru (1 hour and 18.09 minutes). The women’s semi-marathon was won by Romania’s Ancuta Bobocel (1 hour and 13.20 minutes), followed by fellow nationals Mihaela Prundus (1 hour and 18.52 minutes) and Elena Moaga (1 hour and 21.52 minutes).  Stiinta Bacau team won the relay race, followed by the “Fantastic Four” team. Romania’s Ionut Betej and Florentina Buga won the men’s and women’s popular races respectively. Approximately 7,000 runners from 40 countries took part in the individual marathon race, the relay race, the semi-marathon, the wheelchair race, the popular race and the children’s race. Of those, 1,000 competed in the individual marathon race and 2,000 in the popular race. Kangogo and Fekade won checks for EUR 3,000. The total prizes stood at EUR 30,000, plus prizes in objects from the sponsors. Raiffeisen Bank was the event’s main sponsor.

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