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Cardiff Part Marathon: Vincent Mutai and Mestawut Fikir win 2023 titles

Vincent Mutai
Vincent Mutai beat two former Cardiff Part-Marathon champions to take gold

Vincent Mutai and Mestawut Fikir clinched victory within the 2023 Cardiff Part Marathon.

Kenyan Mutai out-sprinted direction file holder and compatriot Shadrack Kimining to win the lads’s race in a single hour and 35 seconds on a damp day.

Ethiopian Fikir had the threshold in an in depth end within the ladies’s race, with only a moment splitting the highest 3.

Josh Hartley and Martyna Snopek gained the wheelchair races as the development celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

In the meantime greater than 27,000 membership and novice runners additionally coated the 13.2 miles (21km) direction.

Former winners Kimining and Geoffrey Koech returned to the Welsh capital in a robust box within the males’s race that used to be made up our minds within the ultimate immediately.

Each had been within the lead workforce that finished the primary 10km in 28:29 sooner than 28-year-old Mutai confirmed the more potent kick.

He stated: “I think just right. This used to be my first time working this direction, it used to be a little bit difficult, nevertheless it used to be actually stress-free and now I’m a winner so I’m so glad and really shocked.”

Mestawut Fikir
Mestawut Fikir gained her moment half-marathon in two months

Former ladies’s race winner Beatrice Cheserek additionally returned and led early on, however the Kenyan used to be dropped sooner than a three-way dash for the road.

Fikir beat fellow Ethiopian Aminet Ahmed and final 12 months’s runner-up Viola Chepngeno so as to add the Cardiff identify to the Antrim Coast Part Marathon two months previous in 1:08:13.

Bridgend’s Adam Bowden and Beth Kidger of Brighton Phoenix earned Welsh half-marathon titles.

Bowden beat Meirionydd’s Rhodri Owen and Pontypridd Roadent Adam Bull whilst Kidger – 9th within the total ladies’s race in her first half-marathon – edged out a robust Welsh contingent together with Anna Bracegirdle and Olivia Tsim.

“I used to be alone in the beginning as a result of I used to be looking to be good with the tempo as that is my first actual half of marathon,” stated Kidger.

“The reality it is basically flat actually helped and I no doubt need to do extra half of marathons sooner or later.”

Josh Hartley
Coventry’s Josh Hartley ruled the lads’s wheelchair race

Hartley used to be tipped because the athlete to overcome within the males’s wheelchair race regardless of the presence of former winners Tiaan Bosch and Richie Powell. And so it proved because the Coventry Godiva Harriers athlete led from begin to end – crossing the road 10 mins forward of second-placed Bosch.

Snopek – who gained the Nice North Run’s wheelchair race in 2018 – gained the ladies’s wheelchair race.

“I ran my very own race the entire approach thru and glued to my plan,” stated Hartley.

“It used to be my first time racing right here, the ambience used to be actually just right and the stipulations had been a pleasing marvel.”

The race is a member of the SuperHalfs, an international sequence of the arena’s maximum prestigious half-marathons together with races in Lisbon, Prague, Copenhagen and Valencia.

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