Eritrean Merhawi Kesete Wins Linz Marathon Race

 




 

 

Eritrean Merhawi Kesete Wins Linz Marathon Race

 

 

sport.oe24.at | April 14, 2019

 

 

Merhawi Kesete from Eritrea won the Linz Marathon on Sunday.

 

 

The 25-year-old came home after 2:09:06 hours, undercutting his personal best by about three minutes and ran the third fastest time ever over the 42.195 kilometers in the Upper Austrian capital.

 

 




 

 

 

 

“It was a good race, I held back a long time and then attacked,” said Kesete. Second place went 13 seconds back to Felix Chemonges from Uganda. Kenyan co-favorite Nicholas Rotich finished third, 2:15 behind the winner. His compatriot, 3,000-meter obstacle Olympic champion Brimin Kipruto, finished eighth in his marathon debut in a time of 2:19:23.

 

 

Marathon: Kesete won in Linz - Kipruto eighth

 

 

Source: https://sport.oe24.at/sportmix/Marathon-Kesete-siegte-in-Linz-Kipruto-Achter/376157235

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