Kenya’s Caroline Jepchirchir will lead a strong Kenyan team at the 37th edition of the Generali Munich Marathon scheduled on October 08, 2023 Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany.
The 35 year-old who is also the reigning Iten Marathon champion, comes to this race with a life time best of 2:26.11 that she got last year at the Enschede Marathon where she finished in fourth place.
Jepchirchir will have to get past Tecla Chebet who has won six of her seven marathons with her latest being Linz Marathon where she posted her personal best of 2:27.18.
The two Kenyans will be chasing to lower the race course record of 2:23.09 that was set last year by their compatriot Agnes Keiono who destroyed the previous record of 2:33.09 that had stood for thirty one years by Karolina Szabó from Hungary.
“In 2022 we successfully came back with international elite racing and it is now our aim to further establish our position at this higher level. Last year’s course records proved that our course is not only very attractive regarding the sightseeing features but very fast as well. A marathon weekend trip to Munich is definitely worth it, “said Race Director Gernot Weigl.