Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu wins the women BMW Frankfurt Marathon

By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 28th, 2012
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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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