Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu wins the women BMW Frankfurt Marathon

By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 28th, 2012

Patrick Makau won the Frankfurt marathon in cold and sunny conditions but failed to break his world record on Sunday.

Tsegaye Kebede set a course record in Chicago Marathon with a time of 2 hours 4 minutes 38 seconds.

The 27-year-old Kenyan crossed the line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 12 seconds. Makau was hoping to challenge his world-best mark of 2:03.38 set in Berlin 13 months ago.

Ethiopian Deressa Chimsa, who had made a break from the lead group after the 30 kilometer mark, finished second in 2:06:55, with 2009 winner Gilbert Kirwa of Kenya third in 2:07:39.

Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia won the women’s race in 2:21:05, a course record.

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