Kiptoo wins Frankfurt Marathon in Kenyan sweep


KiptooFRANKFURT, Germany — Mark Kiptoo led a Kenyan sweep of the top three places at the 33rd Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday.

In ideal conditions, the 2013 runnerup finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds — 10 seconds ahead of Mike Kigen. Gilbert Yegon was a further nine seconds behind in third.

Ethiopia’s Tebalu Zawude and Deribe Robi were fourth and fifth.

It was the 13th consecutive time a Kenyan won this marathon. Kiptoo was well off the course record of 2:03:42 by compatriot Wilson Kipsang in 2011, while defending champion Vincent Kipruto of Kenya finished 13th in 2:12:09.

Aberu Kebede of Ethiopia won the women’s race in 2:22:21, ahead of Kenya’s Sharon Cherop in 2:23:44 and Ethiopia’s Ashetu Bekere in 2:24:59.

Overall, more than 15,000 runners from 101 countries took part.

Comment on the article

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More