Fanned by northeast winds of 2.9 meters per second amid temperature as low as 2.9 degrees Celsius, the rain caused runners’ muscles to stiffen. Temperatures were as low as 3.4 degrees around 10 a.m., when the race was over, and the wind chill factor fell to negative due to gusty winds.
Promising Korean runner Kim Min suffered hypothermia at the 25-kilometer point and was taken to the hospital by an ambulance. Kenyan runner Sylvester Teimet, who won last year’s event with a time of 2 hours, six minutes and 49 seconds, and compatriot Boniface Wambua Nduwa gave up early in the race. -The Dong-A-Ilbo
My 5K splits were as follows:
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Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco picked up $80,000 winning in 2:09:11. On the woman's side, Robe Guta of Ethiopia took home $50,000 with a winning time of 2:26:51.