Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Main News

2017 BMW Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results: Kipchoge, Cherono Win

Results from the 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon as Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono won the men’s and women’s Elite races on Sunday (24).

BERLIN, Germany — Results from the 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon as Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono won the men’s and women’s Elite races on Sunday (24).

MEN’S EVENT

The race featured the world’s three strongest marathon runners in wet conditions — Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele and Wilson Kipsang — by the Olympic champion was unexpectedly challenged by newcomer Guye Adola of Ethiopia.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

In the end, Kipchoge held off the debutant to win in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

http://gty.im/852825248

The 32-year-old was aiming for the 2:02:57 world record of compatriot Dennis Kimetto, which was set on the same course in 2014, but missed out by 35 seconds.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Adola finished 14 seconds behind the Kenyan in 2:03:46.

“That was my hardest marathon ever,” admits Kipchoge after the race.

“The conditions weren’t ideal. It rained. Luckily there wasn’t too much wind.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“In the end I’m just happy to have won against Adola,” added Kipchoge, who also won the Berlin Marathon in 2015.

Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew third in 2:06:09.

Defending champion Bekele strayed well off the pace and fell behind after the half-way mark before dropping out later on.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Also leaving the race before the finish was former world-record holder Kipsang.

In the women’s race, Cherono crossed the line in 2:20:23 to take the title, confirming her pre-race favourite tag.

The Kenyan also won in 2015.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Last year I was injured and thought I would never run at this level again,” said Cherono.

Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga was second in 2:20:41 and Valary Ayabei of Kenya rounded out the podium places with a time of 2:20:53.

2017 BMW Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results

Men
1 Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 2:03:32
2 Guye Adola (ETH) 2:03:46
3 Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 2:06:09
4 Felix Kandie (KEN) 2:06:13
5 Vincent Kipruto (KEN) 2:06:14
6 Yuta Shitara (JPN) 2:09:03
7 Hiroaki Sano (JPN) 2:11:24
8 Mauricio Araujo (BRA) 2:12:10
9 Ryan Vail (USA) 2:12:40
10 Liam Adams (AUS) 2:12:52

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Women
1 Gladys Cherono (KEN) 2:20:23
2 Ruti Aga (ETH) 2:20:41
3 Valary Aiyabei (KEN) 2:20:53
4 Helen Tola (ETH) 2:22:51
5 Anna Hahner (GER) 2:28:32
6 Catherine Bertone (ITA) 2:28:34
7 Sonia Samuels (GBR) 2:29:34
8 Azucena Diaz (ESP) 2:30:31
9 Catarina Ribeiro (POR) 2:33:13
10 Kim Dillen (NED) 2:33:24

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

Glen Andrews is one of World-Track main writers for long distance and marathon running. Andrews, who competed in cross country during his High School and college years finds passion covering these events. He's also run a few marathons in his time, and still hopes to qualify for Boston.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Main News

Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge made a successful return to the road after he comfortably won the men's race at...

Just In

You can watch the NN Mission Marathon in Enschede, The Netherlands. You can watch the NN Mission Marathon on the NN Running Team YouTube...

Main News

Colorado Springs, CO – Watch live streaming coverage of the American Distance Project - Firefly Recovery 5,000m on the LetsRun.com Youtube channel on Thursday,...

Main News

LONDON -- Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele confirmed he will join Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge on the start line on 22 April for the...