KENYAN COLOURS HONOURED AT THE 23RD EDITION OF THE CAEN HALF AND FULL MARATHONS, (CAEN, 13TH JUNE, 2010)
Caen, North West France – Among the 10, 000 participants in the 23rd Edition of the Caen half and full marathons, were 10 Kenyan athletes who proved to be untouchable in the races that took place on Sunday 13th June, in Caen, North West of France.
On the full marathon podium were, Geoffrey Kiplagat Terrer (2h15’13”) who took the first position, followed by his two compatriots, Martin Musembi (2h15’20”) and Phillip Makau (2h16’33”) who took the 2nd and 3rd Positions respectively.
The Kenyan marathon winners, Geoffrey Terrer(in red), Martin Musembi (in yellow) and Phillip Makau(in black),are all smiles as they are joined on the podium by H.E. Amb. Elkanah Odembo and Mr. Yves Martin (extreme right), president-Caen Marathon
When the Kenyan trio was asked on their stragedy for winning this marathon, they replied in unison, “The race was very difficult partly because of very many turns and also the small hills that followed”. But as Martin Musembi pointed out, “we came well prepared, and a preparation which, when added to the team strategy, has proven to be extremely effective.”
On the women’s race, the Kenyan Margaret Wangui, who found the race to be rather tough due to the heat, took the lead (2h48’07”), followed by the Ukranian Valentina Poltavska (2h50’46”) and the Romanian Veronica Marinescu (3h00’20”).