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Some 14,500 runners from 84 countries and regions took part in the 34th Budapest Half Marathon here on Sunday.
Event organizers said 2,500 foreigners participated in the competition, a ten percent increase from last year.
Runners from Kenya dominated the men's category, Laban Cheruiyot won gold with a time of 1:04:56, followed by compatriots Biwot Wycliffe Kipkorir (01:05:41) and Elijah Mutuku Wambua (01:07:01).
In the women's category, the gold went to local hero Zita Kacser, who triumphed by a hair against Kenya's Hellen Jepkosgei Kimutai, with both runners classified as having run in a time of 1:17:47.
The bronze medal went to Hungary's Zsofia Virag-Erdelyi.(09/09/2019) ⚡AMP
Participating in the half marathon is essentially a running sightseeing tour of the beautiful Budapest. The course leads through the center of the city, down the famous Andrassy Boulevard and across the Chain Bridge. Admire the view of the Buda Castle from the Danubebanks and marvel in the panorama of Pest as well as Europe´s third largest Parliament building! There...more...