Kenya’s Brimin Misoi defended his title at the 40th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon held on Sunday (29) in Mainova, Germany.
The 34 year-old who won this race with a life time best of 2:06.11, started his season this year with a thirteen place finish at the Tokyo marathon where he ran his second fastest time of 2:07.36.
For a long time Misoi was on schedule to attack the course record of 2:03.42 that was set twelve years ago by his compatriot Wilson Kipsang. But in the final five kilometres the weather conditions with wind and increasing rain took their toll. The Kenyan’s victory was, however, never in doubt. By the time he was on the red carpet in the Festhalle, running towards the finish line, he had a lead of almost two minutes as he cut the in 2:04.53, which is the eighteenth fastest time in the world this year..
Ethiopian duo Asefa Mulugeta Uma and the fastest athlete on the start list Guye Adola found the going tough as they were forced to settle in second and third place in respective time of 2:06.47 and 2:07.44.
- Brimin Misoi (KEN) 2:04.53
- 2 Mulugeta Uma (ETH) 2:06.47
- 3 Guye Adola (ETH) 2:07.44
- 4 Albert Kangogo (KEN) 2:08.10
- 5 Dominic Letting (KEN) 2:08.23
- 6 Isaac Lelei (KEN) 2:09.32
- 7 Frederick Kibii (KEN) 2:09.33
- 8 Edwin Tuitoek (KEN) 2:12.16
- 9 Simon Boch (GER) 2:12.32
- 10 Soufiyan Bouqantar (MAR) 2:12.44