Berlin Marathon: Ethiopia’s Guye Adola and Gotytom Gebreslase win males’s and ladies’s races

Adola celebrated the primary main marathon win of his profession having completed second to Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin 4 years in the past

Ethiopia’s Guye Adola beat a area together with two-time winner Kenenisa Bekele to win the Berlin Marathon and take his first title over the space.

The 30-year-old survived the brutal early tempo to complete in two hours 5 minutes 45 seconds and maintain off Kenya’s Bethwel Yegon and Ethiopian veteran Bekele, who was third.

Adola’s compatriot Gotytom Gebreslase gained the ladies’s race on her debut over the space, the 26-year-old clocking 2:20:09 to steer house an Ethiopian sweep of the rostrum locations.

Hiwot Gebrekidan took second and Helen Tola third.

Adola, who introduced himself with a second place to world report holder Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin in 2017, was nearly two minutes exterior his time that day, the quickest ever marathon debut.

“The race began off actually quick – the main pack could not keep that tempo, so I took my probability to hit the entrance,” he mentioned.

The very best-placed Briton was Cardiff’s Matt Clowes, who ran 2:18:55.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland gained the lads’s wheelchair race in 1:24:03, and fellow Swiss Manuela Schar took her fifth straight Berlin title within the ladies’s occasion in 1:27:31.

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