Reigning Vienna City Marathon champion, Samwel Nyamai Mailu will be the star to watch at the 40th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon scheduled for October 29, 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The then 29 year-old who had been invited as a pacer but decided to carry on after finishing his pacing work at the 30km mark, surging ahead to take silver on his debut over the distance and finishing second behind his compatriot Brimin Kipkorir Misoi with a personal best of 2:07.19.
Mailu later on was invited to Austria where he we nt and broke the nine year old Vienna course record and a personal best of 2:05.08. The Kenyan raising star has set his focus on this race with a target of the top prize.
“I have a good feeling in returning to Frankfurt. After all, I made my marathon debut there and the organization is very good. My aim is to improve my personal best and to run under 2:05 in Frankfurt,” said Samwel Mailu.
“In Samwel Mailu we’ve succeeded in recruiting a rising star of the international marathon scene. I’m delighted that we are going to have one popular figure in running on the start line in Frankfurt,” said the race director Jo Schindler. “After our successful comeback from the Corona lockdown a year ago we want to stage an exciting show of running in celebrating the anniversary of the oldest German city race in Frankfurt.”
The organisers of Mainova Frankfurt Marathon expect around 25,000 participants on the last Sunday in October. The event holds an Elite Road Race Label, awarded by World Athletics, the sport’s governing organization.
Registration is still available at www.frankfurt-marathon.com