Valary Aiyabei smashed the 2:20 barrier in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, achieving the greatest sporting moment in the 38th edition of Germany’s oldest city marathon. The Kenyan won in 2:19:10, a stupendous course record, when she crossed the line in the Festhalle, becoming the 12th fastest woman of all time in the marathon. The Ethiopian Megertu Kebede finished second in 2:21:10 and third place went to her compatriot and last year’s champion Meskerem Assefa in 2:22:11.
In a thrilling men’s race, the Ethiopian Fikre Tefera broke clear from his compatriot Dawit Wolde to win in 2:07:08. The margin of victory was just two seconds, Wolde crossing the line in 2:07:10 and Bahrain’s Aweke Yimer was hot on their heels in 2:07:12.
14,196 runners from 110 countries entered this year’s Mainova Frankfurt Marathon.
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