Kenya's Kenneth Mungara won the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) men's marathon category by a canter this morning, finishing with a time of 2 hours 16 minutes 42 seconds.
Mungara, who also triumphed in 2010, was almost three minutes ahead of countryman David Tarus, who timed 2:19:07. Another Kenyan, Charles Kanyao, the 2011 winner, rounded up the top three with a time of 2:19:18.
Said Mungara: "I was aiming for the course record (2:11:25) but I'm still very happy to have won. I ran alone for much of the race so at times it was a bit tougher to push myself."
Ethiopia's Waganesh Amare won the women's marathon with a time of 2:46:53. Kenya's Elizabeth Chemweno was second, clocking 2:47:50, and Pauline Wangui, also from Kenya, was third with a time of 2:48:59.
SEA Games marathon gold medallist Mok Ying Ren was the top Singaporean finisher, winning the Marathon (Men) Singapore category with a time of 02:53:42.
It was his fifth win in the event.
Rachel See won the Marathon (Women) Singapore category with a time of 3:17:13.