Kenyan runners Kibiwott Kandie and Joyciline Jepkosgei showcased their dominance at the Edreams Mitja Zurich Marato Barcelona, securing a remarkable double victory in the World Athletics Gold Label road race.
In a display of unparalleled skill and determination, Jepkosgei shattered the women’s course record, clocking an impressive time of 1:04:29. Her relentless pace left Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi trailing, as Jepkosgei clinched the title with a commanding performance, further solidifying her position among the world’s elite runners.
Meanwhile, Kandie demonstrated his mastery of the distance, triumphing in the men’s event with a stellar time of 59:22. Despite a strategic move by compatriot Roncer Konga, Kandie remained composed, eventually overtaking Konga and clinching victory in a dramatic finish.
Swedish debutant Andreas Almgren also made waves, setting a national record and securing the title of the second-fastest European of all time.
Reflecting on their triumphs, both Kandie and Jepkosgei expressed their determination to succeed, with Kandie highlighting his confidence in his ability to secure victory.
Their remarkable performances not only secured victory in Barcelona but also showcased the unparalleled talent of Kenyan distance runners on the international stage.