Marius Kipserem, Ababel Yeshaneh win Abu Dhabi Marathon


Marius Kipserem, Ababel Yeshaneh win Abu Dhabi Marathon

Kenya’s Marius Kipserem and Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh stormed the finish line to secure victories in the first-ever ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon on Friday. 

Beating his personal best, 2016 Rotterdam Marathon winner Marius crossed the finish line in 2:04:04, recording the 12th best marathon time in the world.

He was followed by fellow Kenyan and half-marathon record holder Abraham Kiptum and Ethiopia’s Dejena Gonfa at third slot. 

Commenting after his win, Kipserem said: "I feel very good and happy because I ran my personal best today. The route was perfect and it was great weather.


 

Ababel Yeshaneh stormed the finish line with a time of 2:20:16.

Bahrain’s Eunice Chumba crossed in second place, followed by Ethiopian runner Gelete Burka.

Yeshaneh expressed her delight at the win: "I’m pleased with my result and personal best performance. It’s my first time in Abu Dhabi and I was very happy with the route of the marathon."