Hong Kong, Jan 25: Shingo Igarashi (五十嵐真悟) of Japan wins Mens Marathon title of the 15th Asian Marathon Championship 2015 covering challenging 42.195km of Hong Kong city roads in a time of 2:14:29. Shingo beat favourite DPR Korea's Pak Chol to second place. Pak clocked 2:16:09 for silver medal while Mongolia's Olonbayar JAMSRAN grabbed Bronze medal with a performance of 2:22:49.
In the Women's race DPR Korea's runners dominated the race. KIM Hye Gyong, sensational 21 years old talented runner who has finished in the top 8 of the World Championship in Moscow in 2013 won the Asian title with an ease clocking 2:31:46.Teammate KIM Mi Gyong set new personal best performance to win Silver medal in 2:36:08. Kazakhstan's Gulzhanat ZHANATBEK won her bronze medal after intensive battle with Mongolian Munkhzaya BAYARTSOGT who finished on the 4th place with 2:38:43. Gulzhanat clocked 2:38:36 for Bronze medal.
More than 70000 runners took part in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, an IAAF silver label event organised by Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association. It was 4th time that Hong Kong successfully organised the Asian Marathon Championship. AAA Council member from Chinese Taipei Ching Cheng Wang and William J. Ko of Hong Kong presented the medals to the winners.
Men: 1.Shingo IGARASHI,JPN 2:14:29;2.PAK Chol,PRK 2:16:09;3.Olonbayar JAMSRAN,MGL 2:22:49;4.Eduardo BUENAVISTA,PHI 2:24:11;5.Bhumi Raj RAI,NEP 2:24:58;6.Ganehi Kankanamalage Kelum Sapath Thissa Gunasekara,SRI 2:28:35; 7.LI Ming Sheng,TPE 2:32:08;8.TSUI Chi Kin,HKG 2:34:31;9.Ilia TIAPKIN,KGZ 2:35:25;10.LAI Ho Ki,HKG 2:38:56;11.YANG Meng,CHN 2:42:16;12.LAU Kwong Man,HKG 2:43:19;13.LAM Chak In,MAC 2:51:17;14.CHAN Chong Ip,MAC 3:07:20;Nasrulla AHMED,MDV DNF;LIM Thow Wee,SIN DNF
Women: 1. KIM Hye Gyong,PRK 2:31:46;2.KIM Mi Gyong,PRK 2:36:08;3.Gulzhanat ZHANATBEK,KAZ 2:38:36;4.Munkhzaya BAYARTSOGT,MGL 2:38:43;5.Bogaha Kotuwe Gedara Niluka Geethani Rajasekara,SRI 2:40:07;6.ZHANG Junli,CHN 2:42:18;
7.YIU Kit Ching,HKG 2:45:45;8.Sarita BASI,NEP 3:06:38;9.CHAN Pui Shan Peggy,HKG 3:11:52;10.CHOY Mun Tse Mandy,HKG 3:12:03;11.ONG Kaifen,SIN 3:23:46