Kenyan Luka Chelimo won the City to Surf 2013 Marathon once again for the third time around! The Kenyan even beat his own record time in 2011 with an amazing time of 2 hours, 13 minutes and 15 seconds for the men's marathon division. Just three seconds faster than his last.
According to the Kenyan runner, he has certainly trained much better this year and it worked to his advantage that he knows the marathon's course. He shares that his next running event will be in Canada, and he is looking forward to go back to Perth, Australia, for yet another run.
On the other hand, the first woman who finished the marathon line for the women's division was Tsega Reta in a record time of 2 hours and 41 minutes. There were about 1,400 participants during the marathon, while the overall number of applicants increased to 48,000 this year from last year's number of 45,046.
The Chevron City to Surf Marathon has been deemed to be the biggest marathon field ever gathered up in West Australia. It even carries the reputation of being the "the most beautiful marathon in the world." And with its run this year, it only proved itself perfect once again especially with its picturesque image of marathon participants in one big running stage.
The 2013 City to Surf marathon has always been a way to challenge individuals into achieving a fulfilling moment in their lives. It does not just give the runners a greater sense of intangible reward for the commitment and perseverance they have set themselves on but also to be a part of a huge interactive event which can be enjoyed with families and friends.
A total of 19 countries were noted to have participated in the event which included a 12km run, a marathon and a half marathon.
Both Chelimo and Reta took home $20,000 for their outstanding efforts during the event.
Why Kenyans Are Champions In Running Events
So what sets the Kenyans apart that they always get to win the world's greatest running events? According to an article made at Global Post, their country's running tribe were tested best for their physical qualities ideal for a running champion to have: long legs and slim ankles.
And even if their sports facilities are not that modern and advance, their way of life has given them an advantage over the rest. Most of them were raised to run in doing errands and even run their way to school. By the time they realise they're good at the activity, running has come second nature to them.
Now, who would not be good with such natural training?
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