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Rabat City Marathon

The first edition of the International Marathon of Rabat organized under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI by the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA) was marked by the participation of over 7,000 runners.

Rabat was home Sunday, April 19, 2015 the first edition of the International Marathon of Rabat, which was organized under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, by the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation and which saw the participation of over 7,000 runners including a host of international representatives athletes several countries.

This edition under the theme: "the race of Tolerance", was attended by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, Charki Draiss, President of the National Olympic Committee of Morocco, Hosni Benslimane, the President of the FRMA, Mr. Ahizoune, the Wali of the Region Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer Abdelouafi Laftit, the President of the City Council, Oualalou, members of the Steering Committee and other personalities.

Kenyan athletes Justus Kimutai and Pamela Rotich won the marathon competition run over a distance of 42.195 km. Kimutai signed a time of 2h 10:38, beating his two compatriots John Kemboi (2:10: 59) and Derbal Abraham (2:11: 36). Fourth place went to marathon runner Moroccan Adil Annani (2:12: 00).

For the ladies, Pamela Rotich finished first with a time of 2h 30:25, ahead of Belgian athlete D'Hondt Kjel (2h30: 31) and her compatriot Mercy Jemutai (2h 31:20).

In the same context, the Eritrean and Ethiopian Yohanes Ghebregergie Yenenesh Tilahum won the half marathon with respective times of 1:01: 07 and 10:26 1h.

Furthermore, Moroccans Hayat Khoudari (ladies) and Hassan Chani (men) won the 10km race. The athlete Chani has signed a time of 29 minutes 47 seconds ahead of his countrymen Omar Ait Chitachan (29:50) and Omar Adghal (30:14). Ladies side, the athlete Allawi Hayat has emerged in 34 minutes 20 seconds followed by Regragui Houda (35:29) and Hsyny Hajar (37:36).