Marathon duo finish outside top-90
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Marathon duo finish outside top-90

Differing results for Israeli women duo.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Maor Tiyouri finished the women's marathon in 90th place
Maor Tiyouri finished the women's marathon in 90th place

Maor Tiyouri ran a respectable time in Sunday’s women’s race – given that she only ran her first marathon a couple of months ago.

The three-time Israeli national champion -1500m and 5,000m in 2013 and 1,500m in 2015, she is also the Israeli record holder in the 5,000m.

However, she only ran her first marathon back in May – finishing the Ottawa Marathon in a time of 2:42:20, and was only five minutes slower in Rio, finishing in a time of 2:47:27. That was good enough to secure a 90th place finish, with the race being won by Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong in a time of 2:24:04.

Israel’s other representative, Lornah Chemtai Korlima, failed to finish the race.

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