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2023 Prague Marathon Results; Mutiso, Edesa Claim Victory

Kenya's Alexander Mutiso Munyao and Workenesh Edesa of Ethiopia won the 2023 Prague Marathon. Recap and top results from the race on Sunday (7).

Glen Andrews

Alexander Mutiso Munyao of Kenya wins Prague Marathon 2023.
Alexander Mutiso Munyao of Kenya wins Prague Marathon 2023. Photo by Organizers

Kenya’s Mutiso and Ethiopia’s Edesa Claim Victory at 2023 Prague Marathon
— Contributed remotely by Glen Andrews


PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 7 – Alexander Mutiso Munyao of Kenya and Workenesh Edesa of Ethiopia emerged as champions in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively, at the 2023 Prague Marathon on Sunday, May 7. Read more news: Results: 2023 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon; Wesley Kiptoo and Buze Diriba are champions

Mutiso clocked a time of 2:05:09 to take the men’s title and break the course record, finishing comfortably ahead of Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma, who finished second with a time of 2:06:26. Philemon Rono of Kenya came in third place, recording the third-fastest time of his career at 2:06:51. Mutiso’s personal best of 2:03:29 was achieved in Valencia in December 2022.

In the women’s race at the 27th Prague International Marathon, Edesa secured the top podium spot by running a time of 2:20:42. Three Kenyan runners finished in the top four, with Margaret Wangari Muriuki finishing second with a personal best time of 2:23:52.

Workenesh Edesa of Ethiopia win at the 2023 Prague MarathonPin
Workenesh Edesa of Ethiopia wins at the 2023 Prague Marathon

Viola Jelagat Kibiwot also recorded a personal best of 2:24:54 to finish third. Pamela Rotich of Kenya completed the top four with a time of 2:27:35, while Mélody Julien of France finished fifth with a time of 2:29:07.

2023 Prague Marathon Results

Men’s Marathon Final results:

  1. Alexander Mutiso Munyao (Kenya) – 2:05:09
  2. Sisay Lemma (Ethiopia) – 2:06:26
  3. Philemon Rono (Kenya) – 2:06:51
  4. Justus Kangogo (Kenya) – 2:07:40
  5. Takayuki Iida (Japan) – 2:09:34
  6. Yuichi Yasui (Japan) – 2:10:33
  7. Abbabiya Simbassa (USA) – 2:10:34
  8. Yuma Hattori (Japan) – 2:10:34
  9. Elkanah Kibet (USA) – 2:10:43
  10. Justin Kent (Canada) – 2:13:07
  11. Krystian Zalewski (Poland) – 2:16:28
  12. Kyoya Tsujino (Japan) – 2:17:17
  13. Panayiotis Karaiskos (Greece) – 2:19:01
  14. Vít Pavlišta (Czech Republic) – 2:19:14
  15. Ondřej Fejfar (Czech Republic) – 2:19:54
  16. Nip Hanniel Chow Hon (Hong Kong) – 2:19:55
  17. Havlena Yann (Switzerland) – 2:20:23
  18. Carl Avery (Great Britain) – 2:20:30
  19. Vladimír Marčík (Czech Republic) – 2:21:15
  20. Petr Peček (Czech Republic) – 2:21:54
  21. Matěj Zima (Czech Republic) – 2:24:22
  22. Kai Wong (Hong Kong) – 2:25:31
  23. Dario Castro (Mexico) – 2:25:58
  24. Shogo Nakamura (Japan) – 2:26:12
  25. Petr Hošna (Czech Republic) – 2:26:37
  26. Karel Splítek (Czech Republic) – 2:28:48
  27. Francisco Urbano (Spain) – 2:29:08
  28. Michail Burian (Czech Republic) – 2:30:45
  29. Alexis Garod (France) – 2:31:29
  30. Roger Königs (Belgium) – 2:31:38

Women’s Marathon Final results:

  1. Workenesh Edesa (Ethiopia) – 2:20:42
  2. Margaret Wangari Muriuki (Kenya) – 2:23:52
  3. Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) – 2:24:54
  4. Pamela Rotich (Kenya) – 2:27:35
  5. Mélody Julien (France) – 2:29:07
  6. Sentayehu Lewetegn (Ethiopia) – 2:29:42
  7. Moira Stewartová (Czech Republic) – 2:31:54
  8. Barbora Macurová (Czech Republic) – 2:35:25
  9. Iwona Bernardelli (Poland) – 2:35:28
  10. Eva Filipiová (Czech Republic) – 2:43:50
  11. Petra Pastorová (Czech Republic) – 2:44:38
  12. Kateřina Kašparová (Czech Republic) – 2:44:43
  13. Gloria Priviletzio (Greece) – 2:44:53
  14. Barbora Jíšová (Czech Republic) – 2:45:25
  15. Lenka Koubková (Czech Republic) – 2:54:39
  16. Magdalena Čejková (Czech Republic) – 2:57:54
  17. Simona Tumová (Czech Republic) – 2:59:00
  18. Irina Pabon (Colombia) – 3:00:23
  19. Eva Šimonovská (Czech Republic) – 3:02:21
  20. Iveta Furáková (Slovakia) – 3:04:53

About The Author

Glen Andrews

Glen Andrews is one of World-Track main writers for long distance and marathon running. Andrews, who competed in cross country during his High School and college years finds passion covering these events. He's also run a few marathons in his time, and still hopes to qualify for Boston.

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