Kenya’s Brenda Jerotich Kiprono will be the star to watch at the 20th edition of the Münster-Marathon that will be held on Sunday (11) in Münster, Germany.
The 24 year-old who will be running her second marathon this year, comes to this race with a personal best time of 2:28.45 that she got in April at the Enschede Marathon where she finished in seventh place.
Kiprono who holds the Linz Marathon course record time of 2:30.27 will battle for honors with her compatriot Gladys Jeruto Kiptoo who comes to this race with a personal best time of 2:28.45 that she got this year at the Rome marathon where she finished in second place.
The two Kenyans will clash with Ethiopia’s Yeshimebet Tadesse Bifa, who holds a personal best time of 2:26.18 that she got at the Seoul Marathon in 2013 where she took the bronze medal. The 33 year-old holds a season best of 2:32.16 that she got in Rome where she finished in fourth place.
The three will be chasing to lower the race course record of 2:29.12 that was set in 2013 by Eleni Gebrehiwot from Germany.
Kenya’s Gladys Jeruto Kiptoo who was making her marathon debut was beaten to second at 27th edition of the Rome Marathon that was held on Sunday (27) in Rome, Italy.
Ethiopia’s Sechale Dalasa Adugna won the race in style as she took charge of the race at the 15km mark in a race that was dominated by her compatriots as she pulled away from the lead group and never looked back forging on to cut the tape in a new personal best of 2:26.08.
Adugna was followed a distant later by Kiptoo who proved to be a force to reckon in future races when crossed the line with a new lifetime best of 2:28.44.
Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele Nedi closed the podium three finishes in a time of 2:31.00.
Yeshimebet Tades Bifa and Tahiri Rahma both from Ethiopia finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:32.15 and 2:32.36 respectively.