Stephen Kiprotich Wins Silver in Hamburg

Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich on Sunday morning (April 23), won silver at the 2017 Haspa Hamburg International Marathon held in Germany.

The Olympic gold medalist put up a great performance despite the difficult weather conditions with wind and rain, and came second after finishing at 2:07:31.

Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen, who finished at 2:07:26, won the marathon and took home a Gold medal.

Kenya’s Jacob Kendagor, Robert Chemosin and Japhet Kosgei came third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Besides winning gold, Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen got a cash prize of 25,000 Euros (about Shs 98 million), while Stephen Kiprotich took home 15,000 Euros (about Shs 58 million).

Charity Mbabazi