Ethiopia’s Tsehay Alemu Maru ran away with title in a fiercely fought battle at the 37th edition of the Firenze Marathon that was held on Sunday (28) in Firenze, Italy.
Maru fought off her fellow country-mate Megertu Ifa Geletu and Mercy Jerop Kwambai who took it almost to the finish but she managed to give a kick of her lifetime cutting the tape in 2:27.17 with Geletu crossing the line four seconds later.
Kwambai was forced to settle in third place as she came home in a time of 2:17.32.
Souad Kanbouchia from Morocco and Obse Abdeta deme from Ethiopia came home in fourth and fifth place in 2:27.49 and 2:28.21 respctively.
The race course record of 2:24.17 that was set in 2018 by Kenyan born now trading for Israel Lonah Salpeter remained intact.
- Tsehay Alemu Maru (ETH) 2:27.17
- Megertu Ifa Geletu (ETH) 2:27.21
- Mercy Jerop Kwambai (KEN) 2:27.32
- Souad Kanbouchia (MOR)2:27.49
- Obse Abdeta deme (ETH) 2:28.21