Bazu Worku Lake Biwa (Photo: Victah Sailor)

Ethiopia’s Bazu Worku broke away from Kenya’s defending champion Vincent Kipruto with less than two kilometres to go to win the 69th edition of Lake Biwa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in 2:09:10 on Sunday (2).

It was Worku’s fourth marathon win in five outings since the start of last year, having also won in Houston both in 2013 and in January this year, as well as the 2013 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, USA, and he also finished second in the Marathon Eindhoven in October.


1. Bazu Worku (ETH) 2hr 9min 10sec

2. Satoru Sasaki (JPN) 2:9:47

3. Vincent Kipruto (KEN) 2:9:54

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