Ruth Chepngetich won the first women gold medal in Doha, Qatar at a time of two hours thirty-two minutes and forty-three seconds.
Even though it was the slowest running time for Ruth Chepngetich, she managed to win the race ahead of fellow Kenyan Rose Chelimo.
“Our first #Doha2019 champion! Ruth Chepngetich clocked an impressive 2:32:43 in the Women’s Marathon Final on the Doha Corniche tonight to take GOLD for Kenya” said IAAF
Rose Chelimo who is Bahrain champion scooped the silver medal coming a minute behind Chepngetich.
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Helalia Johannes came fourth taking the bronze medal in the Friday midnight race.
Chengetich won against all odds as the temperatures were so high that it was organized for midnight when it was a bit warm.
At exactly 12 the race that saw seventy female runners began.
Various leaders sent their messages congratulating the gold medalist.
“Congratulations Ruth Chepngetich on a powerful run to win the Women’s Marathon in Doha, well done.” Said, Raila Odinga
Fellow athletes including world champion David Rudisha congratulated Ruth in her big win.
“Congratulations Ruth for winning gold for Kenya in the marathon. ” Said David Rudisha