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Vienna City Marathon report

John Kiprotich and Fate Tola win in Vienna while Haile Gebrselassie cruises to half marathon victory with 60:18

John Kiprotich (Kenya) and Fate Tola (Ethiopia) were the unexpected winners of the Vienna City Marathon. 22 year-old John Kiprotich improved his personal best by more than seven minutes and clocked 2:08:29 in fine weather conditions. Patrick Ivuti took second with 2:08:41 while Evans Kiplagat was third in 2:09:22.

While Kenyans took the first eight places there was an Ethiopian winner in the women’s race. 23 year-old Fate Tola drew away from Ana Dulce Felix in the closing stages of a thrilling race. She clocked a personal best of 2:26:21 while the Portugese finished with 2:26:30. Peninah Arusei (Kenya), who had long been in the lead, was third with 2:27:17.

Haile Gebrselassie won the half marathon with 60:18 minutes. The Ethiopian marathon world record holder had been chasing the elite marathon runners, who had started two minutes earlier. Between 11 and 12 k he already passed the leading group and was running alone at front.

Adding all running events the 28th edition of the Vienna City Marathon had 32,542 entries. This is the second highest figure in the history of the event. 8,044 runners had entered the marathon.

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