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Wilson Kipsang Runs 2nd Fastest Marathon Ever at Frankfurt Marathon

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang ran the 2nd fastest marathon ever recorded (on an official course)  at the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday morning in Germany in 2:03:42.

Fellow countryman Patrick Makau, just a month ago, set the new world record for the marathon at 2:03:38.

It was the second consecutive win for Kipsang at the Frankfurt Marathon.

Kenyans took home 9 of the top 10 spots.

Frankfurt Marathon Top 10 Results

  1. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) – 2:03:42
  2. Levy Matebo (Kenya) – 2:05:16
  3. Albert Matebor (Kenya) – 2:05:25
  4. Philip Sanga (Kenya) – 2:06:07
  5. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (Kenya) – 2:06:29
  6. Peter Kirui (Kenya) – 2:06:31
  7. Chumba Dickson Kiptolo (Kenya) – 2:07:23
  8. Siraj Gena (Ethiopia) – 2:08:31
  9. Duncan Koech (Kenya) – 2:08:38
  10. Henry Sugut (Kenya) – 2:08:56

Congrats to Wilson! I’m sure Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is extremely pleased with his good friend.

Mamitu Daska won the women’s race, finishing in 2:21:59.

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