Kenya’s Edwin Koech saw off a determined challenge from compatriot and official race pacemaker Daniel Muteti to win the men’s edition of the 2019 Cape Town Marathon in 2hr 09min 20sec on Sunday.

And it was double success for the East African nation in the continent’s only IAAF gold label-status marathon as Celestine Chepchirchir smashed the course record on her way to victory in the women’s race. She crossed the finishing line at the Green Point track in 2:26:44, beating the previous mark of 2:29:28 set by Namibia’s Helalia Johannes in 2018...

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