Ethiopia’s Tadese Kumela Ayantuová smashed the course record at the 98th edition of the Kosice Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Košice, Slovakia.
Ayantu broke the race course record of 2:26.01 that had been set by Sichala Kumeshi in 2019 when she forged ahead to cut the tape in a new course record of 2:24:35. The Ethiopian lowered the course record with by 1:26.
Ayantu led 1-2-3 podium finish as she was followed closely by Maeregu Hayelom who crossed the line in 2:24.42 with Dinknesh Tefer closing the the first three podium finishes in 2:25.00.
Tadesse Ayantu will also receive a bonus 5,000 euros for breaking the race course record.
- Tadese Ayantu (ETH) 2:24.35
- Maeregu Hayelom (ETH) 2:24.42
- Dinknesh Tefer (ETH) 2:25.00
- Maryna Damancevich (BEL) 2: 32.22
- Milliam Ebongonová (KEN) 2:34.40