Tigist Assefa Wins Berlin Marathon in a Course Record Time

Tigist Assefa Wins Berlin Marathon in a Course Record Time

A sensational course record was run by Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa. She started as an outsider with a previous personal best of 2:34:01, the Ethiopian ran the race of her life in excellent weather conditions and won in 2:15:37 hours.

The 26-year-old thus achieved the third-fastest time ever run and a world best time for the year. The previous course record had been set by Kenyan Gladys Cherono in 2018 with 2:18:11.

Regarding the combined winning times of 4:16:46 the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON was the best marathon race in history.

Top 10 Results

1. Assefa, Tigist (ETH) – 2:15:37
2. Wanjiru, Rosemary (KEN) – 2:18:00
3. Abayechew, Tigist (ETH) – 2:18:03
4. Edesa, Workenesh (ETH) – 2:18:51
5. Gola, Sisay Meseret (ETH) – 2:20:58
6. Suzuki, Ayuko (JPN) – 2:22:02
7. Sato, Sayaka (JPN) – 2:22:14
8. Suzuki, Ayuko (JPN) – 2:22:02
9. Sato, Sayaka (JPN) – 2:22:13
10. Chepkirui, Vibian (KEN) – 2:22:21

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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