Lonah Chemtai Salpeter of Israel celebrates after winning a gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the European Championships in Berlin.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Kenyan-Israeli runner Lonah Korlima Chemtai, 29, won the Florence Marathon on Sunday.
Under heavy rain, Chemtai broke the record, finishing in 2:24:17.
Chemtai won the Tel Aviv Marathon in 2016 and won the 10,000 meters European Championship
She grew up in a village in West Pokot County in western Kenya and gained Israeli citizenship in 2016 after she married her coach, Dan Salpeter, in Kenya.
Chemati began her running career as a short-distance runner and started running marathons after the birth of her son, Roy. She lives in Yanuv.
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