Monday October 1, 2012
Kenya’s Mutai wins Berlin Marathon
BERLIN: Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai won yesterday’s Berlin marathon in a time of two hours four minutes and 15 seconds, missing out on his attempt to lower the world record of 2’03:38 set here by Patrick Makau last year.
The 30-year-old Mutai was followed across the line one second back by his compatriot, Dennis Kimetto, who was making his marathon debut, with another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang, in third at 2’16:12.
Mutai, winner of the New York marathon in 2011, was going one better in Berlin after filling second behind Makau in 2010.
Ethiopia’s Aberu Abede won the women’s race in a time of 2’20:30 two years after her first success in Berlin. In second came her compatriot Tirfi Tsegaye (2’21:19) with Olena Shurhno of Ukraine in third (2’23:32). — AFP