Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “New Taipei Wan Jin Shi 2017” international marathon was held on March 19 and Mongolian marathoner, International Master B.Munkhzaya won a gold medal in the women’s category.
B.Munkhzaya won the women’s title in a time of 02:38:08 over Gebre Getiso of Ethiopia who finished the race in 02:38:21 and Ayele Belachew was placed third in a time of 02:39:07. A total of some 12 thousand runners participated in this year’s race and 32 elite international runners were among them.
As for the men’s marathon, Kipkogei Yego of Kenya completed the run in 02:17:02 while Debela Belda of Ethiopia came in second in a time of 02:17:04 and Kipchirchir Keiyo of Kenya was placed third with a time of 02:17:15. The event host Taiwan’s best performance in the men’s category was a 16th place finish and 13th place in the women’s category.
The Wan Jin Shi Marathon is an internationally accredited race with international bronze certification status from the International Amateur Athletic Federation for three consecutive years since 2015.