Langat Clement Kiprono and Peris Cherono Lagat won the men’s and women’s Rome Marathon, respectively, on Sunday.
Kenya’s Kiprono finished ahead of Emmanuel Naibei and Ulfata Deresa Geleta with a time of two hours, eight minutes and 22 seconds.
The women’s marathon was lead mostly by Kenyan athlete Judith Jurubet, but in a late surge her compatriot Peris Cherono Lagat crossed the line ahead with a time of two hours, 29 minutes and 29 seconds.
More than 7,500 runners were on the early-morning starting line in the shadow of Rome’s Colosseum. The city’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, was the race’s ceremonial starter.