Kenyan athletes crowned winners of intercontinental Istanbul marathon
Beatrice Cheptoo wins title in women's category, Panuel Mkungo comes first in men's category
By Mucahit Huseyin Erogul
ISTANBUL (AA) – Kenyan athletes clinched crowns in the 45th Istanbul Marathon, the world’s only intercontinental run, on Sunday.
Beatrice Cheptoo was victorious in the women's category and Panuel Mkungo came first in the men's category.
The marathon, which is sponsored by Türkiye's Is Bank, kicked off at 9 a.m. (0600GMT) on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, approximately 250 meters (820 feet) before the July 15 Martyrs Bridge toll booths.
Istanbul Marathon, which is the world's only intercontinental run, and is in the "Gold Label" category of the World Athletics Association, was held for the 45th time in its history.
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