Kenya’s Agnes Kiprop won the HAJ Hannover Marathon that was held on Sunday (8) in Hannover, Germany.
Due to the rise of temperatures the lead group slackened their pace and the prospect of attacking the course record of 2:27.07 that was set by Olena Burkowska in 2013 slipped out of reach after last years winner Fate Tola dropped at the 17 kilometres after suffering from a heavy cold and cough.
Kiprop held on to cut the tape in p in 2:32:35 with Akmaral Meirman of Kazakhstan finishing a distant second in 2:55.58.
The women’s elite field was seriously affected by withdrawals because of injury and visa problems in the days leading up to the race which included a group of Ethiopian runners who were unable to arrive in Hanover in time.
1.Agnes Kiprop (KEN) 2:32.35
2.Akmaral Meirman (KAZ) 2:55.58
3. Aida Stahlhut (GER) 3:03.35