Ethiopian Runners Dominate Berlin Marathon
Ethiopian runners win the BMW Berlin Marathon for both men and women in the first major race to take place since the pandemic.
Ethiopia's Guye Adola and Gotytom Gebreslase won the men's and women's Berlin Marathon on Sunday, respectively.
Adola won the men's race in an official time of two hours, five minutes, 45 seconds (2:05:45), about four minutes short of Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge's world record (2:01:39) set in the German capital three years ago.
#restartrunning #berlinlegend Official Men’s results:— BMW BERLIN-MARATHON (@berlinmarathonE) September 26, 2021
1. Guye Adola ETH 2:05:45
2. Bethwel Yegon KEN 2:06:14
3. Kenensia Bekele ETH 2:06:47
4. Tadu Abate ETH 2:08:24
In the women's race, Gebreslase, 26-years-old, won her first marathon in two hours, 20 minutes, nine seconds (2:20:09) and led a clean sweep for the Ethiopians on the podium, as Hiwot Gebrekidan came in second and Helen Tola third.
#restartrunning #berlinlegend Official Women’s results:— BMW BERLIN-MARATHON (@berlinmarathonE) September 26, 2021
1. Gotytom Gebreslase ETH 2:20:09
2. Hiwot Gebrekidan ETH 2:21:23
3. Helen Tola ETH 2:23:05
4. Edith Chelimo KEN2:24:33
5. Shure Demise ETH2:24:43
The Berlin marathon was the first of the world's major six marathons to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic, witnessing the participation of around 25,000 runners.