• Kipserem Wins Abu Dhabi Marathon with 2:04:04

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Marius Kipserem of Kenya stunned by winning the innaugural Abu Dhabi marathon on Friday, 7 December.

The 30-year-old Kipserem, who won 2016 Rotterdam maraton, clocked a huge PB of 2:04:04 beating World half marathon record holder Abraham Kiptum by 12 seconds. Kipserem improved his old personal best by more than 2 monutes, while Kiptum shaved 1 minute and 10 seconds from his previous best mark to finish in second place in the Abu Dhabi Marathon. 

Both Kipserem and Kiptum ran negative splits for the second half of the race. Kipserem produced 1:01:30, while Kiptum clocked 1:01:46 during the second half of the Abu Dhabi Marathon. 

The men's podium concluded Dejena Gonfa of Ethiopia who finished in 2:07:06.

The women's race also produced very fast times as Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh Brihane won the evemt in 2:20:16. The kenyan born Eunice Chumba claimed second place with 2:20:54 as Gelete Bati of Ethiopia finished in third place.

Both men's women's winner took home a $100,000USD prize.

Men's Top 10 Abu Dhabi Marathon 2018

1. KEN Marius KIPSEREM 2:04:04
2.  KEN Abraham KIPTUM 2:04:16
3.  ETH Dejena Debela GONFA 2:07:06
4.  KEN Thomas Kiplagat RONO 2:07:12
5.  KEN Stanley Kipleting BIWOTT 2:09:18
6.  ETH Beshah Yersiie ESKEZIA 2:10:01
7.  MAR Anouar EL GHOUZ 2:10:19
8.  KEN Emmanuel Kipchirchir MUTAI 2:12:38
9.  ERI Ghebrezgiabhier Weldemicael KIBROM 2:17:15
10.  ETH Wendwesen Tilahun DAMTE 2:18:31

Women top finishers

1. ETH Ababel Yeshaneh BRIHANE 2:20:16
2. BRN Eunice Chebichii CHUMBA 2:20:54
3. ETH Gelete Burka BATI 2:24:07 
4. ETH Chaltu Tafa WAKA 2:25:09
5. KEN Caroline Cheptonui KILIEL 2:29:14
6. ETH Genet Yalew KASSAHUN 2:31:34
7. KEN Susy Chebet CHEMAIMAK 2:40:04

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