Mungara Regains Singapore Marathon Title

b4ea9684-0f4e-496a-8a1b-b7633c6eb69bThe dream life of Kenneth Mungara continue with the 41-year-old regaining his Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore title, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).

Running against men up to 20 years younger, the former barber stayed with the group of a dozen East Africans for just 10 kilometres, before striking out by himself, and building up an unassailable lead, which had stretched to two-and-half minutes at the finish.

It was no close shave at the finish as Mungara came home in 2:16:42, possibly the oldest ever winner of an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, with colleagues David Tarus and Charles Kanyao following in 2:19:07 and 2.19:18 respectively for second and third place.

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