Sunday, October 26, 2008

‘Baba’ Kiogora Sets PR at Frankfurt Marathon

Baba en route to a PR at the 2008 Frankfurt Marathon.Stephen Kiogora–better known as Baba to marathon fans–ran a fantastic personal best of 2:08:24 at this morning’s Frankfurt Marathon. Baba finished third, and was part of the three-man lead pack that splintered at about 35K once winner Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot broke away.

In his debut, Cheruiyot (no relation to the World Marathons Major champ) ran 2:07:21. Baba was close behind Wilson Kigen, who ran 2:08:16. (Kigen’s brother Wilfred had won in Frankfurt the previous three years.) Unfortunately, Baba took a nasty fall as he was entering the arena where the indoor finish at Frankfurt occurs.

Ben Maiyo was seventh in a solid 2:09:58. Julius Koskei (James’ brother) was one place back with a nice debut of 2:10:14.

1. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:07:21
2. Wilson Kigen (KEN) 2:08:16
3. Stephen Kiogora (KEN) 2:08:24
4. Philemon Kirwa Tarbei (KEN) 2:08:47
5. Benson Barus (KEN) 2:08:57
6. Japhet Kosgei (KEN) 2:09:24
7. Benjamin Maiyo (KEN) 2:09:58
8. Julius Kibet Koskei (KEN) 2:10:14
9. Vincent Kipsos (KEN) 2:10:23
10. William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:10:53

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One response to “‘Baba’ Kiogora Sets PR at Frankfurt Marathon”

  1. Brian says:

    Baba! Way to go man! BIG PB and Ben great to see you back in the groove again. Two of my favorite guys in the group. And good debut by Julius. The Kimbia guys are running great this fall, Cherigat’s 3rd place in Chicago and Charlo’s 3rd at Dong-A with Yuda up there as well. I am definitely cheering on Carney in NYC.