Kenya’s Martin Kiprugut Kosgey will make his fifth attempt at the title as he returns to the 39th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon that will be held on October 30, 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The 33 year-old who has finished twice in second place in 2016 and 2018 and also fourth place twice in 2017 and 2019 will be targeting for the top podium finish as he carries on his shoulder a personal best of 2:06.41 that he got at this same race in 2018.
Kosgey will not have an easy ride as he will face Ethiopia’s Betesfa Getahun who comes to this race with the fastest time on paper of 2:05.28 that he got at the 2019 Amsterdam Marathon where he finished in fourth place. The 23 year-old who made his marathon debut in 2019 will be making his fourth appearance at the distance for the runner whose pedigree includes a strong showing in sixth place at the 2018 World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia
Another title contender is 21 year-old, Gebru Redahgne from Ethiopia who also comes to this race with a personal best of 2:05.58 that he got early this year at the Barcelona marathon where he finished as a runner-up.
German will be represented by Filimon Abraham of the Telis Finanz Regensburg club, who failed to finish on his marathon debut in Hamburg in April. The 29-year-old finished in position 19th in the 10,000m at the European Championships in Munich in August and is renewing his marathon quest on Frankfurt’s fast course.
“We are delighted that the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is back after a two-year interruption because of the Corona Pandemic – with strong elite fields, a big number of mass runners and all the emotions which we have experienced in the past,” says the Race Director Jo Schindler. “We’ll experience the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon just as it’s always been: a big start and thrilling run-in to the finish in the Festhalle in front of thousands of spectators. Our aim is to create a unique running experience for mass and elite competitors alike and to see many beaming faces at the end of race day.”