Monday, October 27, 2014

Kenya's Elite Runners Again Dominate Jakarta Marathon

The Jakarta Marathon 2014, the Biggest Running Event in Indonesia participated by over 14,000 runners from 47 countries,  was successfully held on Sunday morning, 26th October 2014.  With a pre-dawn start at 5.0 am West Indonesia Time, this annual sport tourism event has now definitely established itself as  an icon of the capital city,  Jakarta,  and of Indonesia.

This year, registered  participants in each category comprised : 2,150 for the full marathon (42km); 3,425 for the half marathon; 5,125 for 10K; 2,950 for 5K; and 470 for the maratoonz category. The event also recorded the participation of 976 international runners from 47 countries including from Japan, Australia, China, Hongkong, Taiwan, England, USA, India, the  Philippines, and Singapore. Japan contributed the largest number of international participants with 400 runners.

As in its inaugural edition last year, this year, the competition was  again dominated by elite international runners from Kenya. With their consistent speed and astounding stamina, the Kenyan elite runners took over  the podium of the full marathon and half marathon category for both Men and Women divisions. (

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