• Frankfurt Marathon 2018 Elite Athletes

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Elite athletes field, the 2018 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon (IAAF gold label road race).

Kenya's Wilson Chebet with a personal best of 2:05:27 is the fastest on the Frankfurt marathon start lists.  Chebet won the Amsterdam Marathon three times in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Probably the biggest rival for the Kenyan is last year's Frankfurt marathon runner-up Ethiopia’s Kelkile Gezahegn, who holds a PB of 2:05:56.

Mare Dibaba the 2015 World champion will lead a very strong women's field of 17 women with personal best times under 2 hours and 30 minutes. She is also the first women with a sub 2:20 marathon personal best to run Frankfurt marathon.

The 2018 Frankfurt marathon is scheduled for Sunday, 29 October. There will be also a free live stream available starting at 10:00am central European time.


Wilson Chebet KEN 2:05:27

Kelkile Gezahegn ETH 2:05:56 

Gilbert Yegon KEN 2:06:18

Martin Kosgey KEN 2:07:22

Arne Gabius GER 2:08:33

Bira Seboka ETH 2:08:51

Weldon Kirui KEN 2:09:06

Hiroyuki Yamamoto JPN 2:09:12

Tsedat Abeye Ayana ETH 2:09:26

Tadashi Isshiki JPN 2:09:43

Akinobou Murasawa JPN 2:09:47

Amos Mitei KEN 2:09:56

Vincent Yator KEN 2:10:38

Alex Kibet KEN Debut

Asefa Tefera ETH Debut

Kenneth Keter KEN Debut


Mare Dibaba ETH 2:19:52

Haftamnesh Tesfay ETH 2:20:13

Dera Dida ETH 2:21:45

Meskerem Assefa ETH 2:21:45

Betsy Saina KEN 2:22:56

Valentine Kipketer KEN 2:23:02

Abebech Afework ETH 2:23:33

Nancy Kiprop KEN 2:24:18

Belaynesh Oljira ETH 2:24:21

Reia Iwade JPN 2:24:38

Bedatu Hirpa Badane  ETH 2:25:50

Janet Rono KEN 2:26:03

Sara Hall USA 2:26:20

Gladys Tejeda PER 2:28:12

Katharina Heinig GER 2:28:34

Sylvia Medugu KEN 2:29:09

Lindsay Flanagan USA 2:29:28

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