Chiba crosses finish line first in Riga Marathon

  • 2014-05-19
  • From wire reports, RIGA

In the Men's 42k race at Sunday's "Nordea" Riga Marathon, Japan's Yu Chiba crossed the finish line in two hours, 13 minutes and 43 seconds to take this year's title, reports LETA. Six seconds behind him, earning the silver medal, was Kenya's Geoffrey Djikuni Ndungo.

In the Women's 42k race, snapping the tape first was Ethiopia's Tigist Tesome Ayana at two hours 36 minutes 50 seconds. She was three and a half minutes ahead of the silver-finishing American (of Latvian descent) Ariana Hilborn.