Kenya’s Vibian Chepkirui was no match at the 38th edition of the Vienna City Marathon that was held on Sunday (12) in Vienna, Austria.
Vibian who was poised for the course record could not maintain the pace as she slowed down at the 40km mark which was slower by a minute to the race course record.
The Kenyan soldiered on despite slowing down to cut the tape in 2:24.29.
Ethiopia’s Meseret Dinke come home in second place in 2:25.31 with race favorite and the fastest athlete on paper, Gelete Burka closing the first three podium finishes in 2:25.38.
Fabienne Schlumpf from Swiss finished in fourth in a time of 2:26.31, just missing her Swiss record by 17 seconds.