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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ethiopian Adhane & Gelana wins Rotterdam marathon - SuperSport - Athletics

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Ethiopian Adhane wins Rotterdam marathon
15 April 2012, 14:21

Yemane Adhane of Ethiopia won the Rotterdam Marathon in 2 hours, 4 minutes and 48 seconds on Sunday, battling through a stiff breeze to pull away from countryman Getu Feleke with 500 metres to go.

Moses Mosop was third and had his bid to break fellow Kenyan Patrick Makau's world record of 2:03:38 set at last year's Berlin Marathon blown off course by the wind.

"We knew it would be tough with such a strong wind," said race organizer Mario Kadiks, who had pulled together a strong field and started the race a half hour earlier than usual in a bid to break the world record.

Mosop, known as "The Big Engine," was the man expected to threaten the world mark. He set a personal best time of 2:03:06 in finishing second at last year's Boston Marathon, where times were not recognized by the athletics governing body.

But it was the Ethiopian pair of Adhane and Feleke who weathered the wind and chilly temperatures around Rotterdam better than Mosop and other favored Kenyans.

The Ethiopians ran as a two-man group from around 30 kilometres and both men were ahead world record pace until the 35 kilometre mark, when the weather and lack of pacemakers finally began to take its toll.

The pair worked well together to keep up the pace, with Feleke even turning and giving his countryman a drink bottle after Adhane had dropped his.

If the 27-year-old Adhane was grateful, he did not show it as he kicked away from Feleke on the home straight. His winning time was the second fastest in the world this year, after Ayele Abshero's 2:04:23 in Dubai in January.

Mosop ran alone in third for the final 30 minutes and could not reel in the Ethiopians.

Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia won the women's race in 2:18:58 - the fastest time of the year, a new course record and a personal best.



1. Yemane Adnane (ETH) 2hr 04min 48sec
2. Getu Feleke (ETH) 2hr 04:49
3. Moses Mosop (KEN) 2hr 05:02


1. Tiki Gelana (ETH) 2hr 18min 57sec
2. Valeria Straneo (ITA) 2hr 23:43
3. Merima Hasen (ETH) 2hr 25:47
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Marathon de Paris2012 Results

By: Kevin Sanchez
13/04/2012 10:49 GMT

The famous marathon race of Paris will begin in Champs-Elysées this Sunday. A race of 26 miles and Kenyans with Ethiopians will make the show.

As usual, the Marathon de Paris will begin in Champs-Elysées. This year, tha race will finish in Porte Dauphine. 26 miles, 385 yards (42, 195km) between the two places.
Kenyans and Ethiopians will make the show.

Kenya’s Benjamin Kiptoo, winner of the last edition in 2h 06 31, Albert Matebor, Eric Ndiema et Richard Limo will be there. Faced to them, including Ethiopia’s Eshetu Wendemu.
In female, Ethiopia’s Beyene Tirfi, third of 2010 Marathon de Paris, will be on the starting line like Kenya’s Julia Mumbi.
The others participants “Elite” here: http://www.parismarathon.com/marathon/2012/docs/MIP_2012_ELITE.pdf

Paris Marathon Results
Recent results from the Paris Marathon for elite runners are published below. Paris Marathon is one of the largest and most popular marathons in the world. With more than 30,000 finishers in 2010 it was placed as the 5th largest marathon in the world. The run starts from the Champs Élysées Avenue to Foch Avenue running through Bastille, Nation, Vincennes, les Tuileries.

Paris Marathon 2012 Results

Apr 15, 2012. Biwott of Kenya wins 2012 Paris Marathon 2:05:11 with a CR! Possibly the 6th fastest time of 2012. Assefa (ETH) takes 2nd with PB! Jisa (WTH) 3rd 2:06:23. Tirfi Beyene (ETH) wins womens race in 2:22:05, also a course record.
  1. Stanley Biwott (KEN) 2:05:11 (CR)
  2. Raji Assefa (ETH) 2:06:23
  3. Sisay Jisa (ETH) 2:06:26
  4. Eric Ndiema (KEN) 2:06:36
  5. Teferi Balcha (ETH) 2:07:37
  1. Tirfi Beyene (ETH) 2:22:05 (CR)
  2. Sultan Haydar (TUR)
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Race Splits:
40K – men 1:58:10
35K – men 1:43:34. ETF 2:05:18. Biwott, Ndiema are 1-2. Jisa/Assefa 3-4.
30K - Biwott (KEN), Jisa (ETH) and Assefa (ETH) lead the field. 1:28:04 men. ETF 2:05:03. women 1:40:06.
25K – men 1:13:40
20K – men 58:45, expected finish 2:04:10. 61:51 at half.
15K – men 43:58 currently going at world record pace with expected finish time of 2:03:31. Still early in the run though. women have done a 50:26.
10K – men 29:21.
5K – men 14:56, women – 17:01.

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Paris Marathon 2011 Results

Benjamin Kiptoo of Kenya wins Paris Marathon (2:06:31). Bernard Kipyego of Kenya is second. Pre-race favorite Eshetu Wendimu of Ethiopia is third. Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya wins the womens marathon in 02:22:52, a personal best time for her.
  1. KIPTOO, Benjamin (KEN) 02:06:29
  2. KIPYEGO, Bernard (KEN) 02:07:14
  3. WENDIMU, Eshetu (ETH) 02:07:32
  4. KERING, Alfred (KEN) 02:07:40
  5. GIRMA, Assefa (ETH) 02:07:42
  1. JEPTOO, Priscah (KEN) 02:22:51
  2. KIPROP, Agnès (KEN) 02:24:40
  3. YAL, Koren (ETH) 02:26:55
  4. KUMA, Eyerusalem (ETH) 02:27:00
  5. PLAKSINA, Margarita (RUS) 02:27:04

Paris Marathon 2010 Results

Baysa broke the women’s race record with the fastest time this year while Tola smashed his personal best by more than nine minutes to take the men’s title.
  1. Tadesse TOLA ETH 2:06:41
  2. Alfred KERING KEN 2:07:09
  3. William KIPSANG KEN 2:07:10
  4. Benjamin KIPTOO KEN 2:07:13
  5. Daniel KIPRUGUT KEN 2:08:01
  1. Atsede BAYSA ETH 2:22:03
  2. Christelle DAUNAY FRA 2:24:22
  3. Tirfe Beyene TSEGAYE ETH 2:24:51
  4. Azalech WOLDESELASSE ETH 2:25:35
  5. Gurmu Workitu AYANU ETH 2:29:25
Results for all participants are available on the official Paris Marathon results page (search by year).

Related posts:

  1. Semi Marathon De Paris Results
  2. Paris Marathon 2012 Elite Athletes
  3. Paris Marathon 2011 Elite Runners Announced
  4. Paris Marathon 2012 Full Elite Field Released
  5. Paris Marathon 2011 – Finish Line Video


Download the list of elites engaged (.pdf, 3,08 Mo, 13 pages)