Ethiopi’s Shifera Aredo Tamru beat the race favorite Dickson Chmuba to claim the 12th edition of the Daegu Marathon title that was held early Sunday (3) morning in Daegu, South Korea.
The 33 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 2:05.18 that he got in 2019 at the Dubai marathon beat a strong field that Chumba, who was the fastest athlete on paper with a time of 2:04.32 that he got at the Chicago marathon in 2014.
The race was decided between the three athletes, Tamru, Chumba and Shali by a powerful from the Ethiopian who pulled away from the two to cut the in a time of 2:07.15. All the three podium finishers were given the same.
Morocco’s Shali closed the podium three finishes with the same time margin of 2:07.15.
The Porto course record holder Zablon Chuma from Kenya and Ethiopia’s Belew Derseh finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:07.18 and 2:07.27.
Two more Kenyans Bethwel Rutto and Jackson Kiprop finished in eighth and ninth place in a time of 2:09.18 and 2:09.43 respectively.
The race course record of 2:05.33 that was set by Filex Kipchirchir Kiprotich from Kenya in 2019 remains standing.