Chelimo Kipkemoi, who turned 36 last week, was a surprising winner considering he was racing his third Marathon in little more than two months - having finished second in the Kuala Lumpur Marathon in September and then third in the Jakarta Marathon in October - but his strength was an advantage in the stifling hot and humid conditions and he won in 2:15:00.
Making his win even more impressive, the Kenyan inadvertently missed out on getting placed among the elite racers in front of the 11,000-plus runners and was part of the massed start, crossing the line approximately 35 seconds after the gun had gone.
Pretty impressive. That was my first thought.
Although i must admit my second thought was, "Is it possible he cheated and cut the course?" The race had a lot of studs and he beat them all??
Time to start sleuthing?