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World record holder Makau wins Frankfurt marathon

World record holder Makau wins Frankfurt marathon

Patrick Makau won the Frankfurt marathon in cold and sunny conditions but failed to break his world record on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Kenyan crossed the line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 12 seconds. Makau was hoping to challenge his world-best mark of 2:03.38 set in Berlin 13 months ago.
Ethiopian Deressa Chimsa, who had made a break from the lead group after the 30 kilometer mark, finished second in 2:06:55, with 2009 winner Gilbert Kirwa of Kenya third in 2:07:39.
Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia won the women's race in 2:21:05, a course record.
All times were awaiting official confirmation.


Updated : 2021-05-07 13:18 GMT+08:00