Frankfurt Marathon

Frankfurt Marathon

October 27, 2019

Kenya's Valary Aiyabei runs 2:19:10, becomes 1st to break 2:20 at 2019 Frankfurt Marathon, Ethiopia's Fikre Tefera Wins 4-way battle for men's race in 2:07:08

Aiyabei went out on WR pace but her pacemaking husband dropped out at 15k with illness. Mark Kiptoo came up short in his bid for his own masters of 2:07:50 by running 2:08:09. Brit Stephanie Twell got her Olympic standard at 2:26:40.
October 25, 2019

Frankfurt Marathon Is Sunday: Will It See Its 1st Sub-2:20 Women's Winner?

Israel's Lonah Salpeter (2:19:46) leads the women's field which has 4 sub-2:22 women. Tsegaye Mekonnen (2:04:32) leads the men's field which include 8 sub-2:08 guys.
October 25, 2019

Sunday: Tsegaye Mekonnen (2:04:32) And Lonah Salpeter (2:19:46) Lead Fields For The Frankfurt Marathon

The women are shooting to break the CR and 2:20 barrier. Salpeter faces last year's winner Meskerem Assefa (2:20:36). Mekonnen faces seven other sub-2:08 men including masters WR holder Mark Kiptoo (2:06:00).
November 01, 2018

At 42 Years Old Mark Kiptoo Is Still Going Strong After 2:07:50 Masters World Record In Frankfurt

"For sure I want to keep pushing and believe I can still go faster. Today 2:05 – 2:06 was possible but the wind in the second part of the race made it hard. I was aware of the record but my goal was also to try to win the race. Once the leaders had got away I was still fighting for every position and it was nice that this assisted me to achieve the record. ... I want to continue to run as long as my body will allow. For now, I am still healthy and my training showed me I was in good shape. With the support of God, my family, my management team and my training partners, I know that anything is possible. ... I do not really view what is possible in terms of my age, I am seeing it to be the best that I can be every day.”
October 28, 2018

Kelkile Gezahegn (2:06:37) And Meskerem Assefa (2:20:36) Win Close Races At The Frankfurt Marathon

It was a deep women's race as the top 7 all ran sub-2:23 with Assefa beatout out Haftamnesh Tesfay by just 11-seconds. On the men's side last year's runner-up Gezahegn beat out another former runner-up Martin Kosgey by just 4-seconds. Mark Kiptoo (6th place) broke the masters world record with 2:07:50. *MB: Sara Hall – Frankfurt Marathon prediction thread Hall ended up a DNF as Lindsay Flanagan took top American honors in a 2:29:25 PR.
October 27, 2018

Deep Fields With 14 Sub-2:10 Men And Ten Sub-2:25 Women Set For The Frankfurt Marathon

The women's race has former World champ Mare Dibaba, Betsy Saina and Sara Hall while the men are lead by previous runner-ups Kelkile Gezahegn (2:05:56) and Martin Kosgey (2:07:22) and 2:05:27 man Wilson Chebet
October 27, 2017

Vivian Cheruiyot Looking For A Fast Time In Her Second Marathon In Frankfurt

Cheruiyot made her debut in London with 2:23:50, but in Frankfurt is planning on going through the half in 70-minutes and running the same or faster for the second half.
August 24, 2017

German Record Holder Arne Gabius Will Return To The Frankfurt Marathon On October 29th

At this race 2-years ago, Gabius broke the national record with a 2:08:33 run.
October 27, 2015

Renato Canova Says There Is More To Come From German Record Holder Arne Gabius

Canova thinks Gabius has a lot of potential, especially in tactical, unrabbited races like the Olympics and Worlds. Gabius says Meb Keflizighi's NYC and Boston wins inspire him.
October 26, 2015

Sisay Lima (2:06:26) And Gulme Tollesa (2:23:12) Win Close Races At Frankfurt Marathon; Arne Gabius 2:08:33 German Record

Lima beat out Lani Rutto by 8 seconds while Tollesa just outsprinted Dinknesh Mekash with 2:23:12. Germany’s Arne Gabius took down a 27-year-old national record in 4th with 2:08:33. *Results *MB: Arne Gabius German Record 2:08:3 *MB: Renato Canova thinks German Arne Gabius can run 2:07:30 this weekend
October 25, 2015

Flash Results: Sisay Lima (2:06:26) And Gulme Tollesa (2:23:12) Win Close Races At Frankfurt Marathon; Arne Gabius 2:08:33 German Record

Lima beat out Lani Rutto by 8-seconds while Tollesa just outsprinted Dinknesh Mekash with 2:23:12. Germany's Arne Gabius took down a 27-year-old national record in 4th with 2:08:33. *MB: Arne Gabius German Record 2:08:32
October 21, 2015

The Frankfurt Marathon Is Sunday: Bazu Worku (2:05:16) Leads Field Of 12 Sub-2:10 Men And Koren Jelela Yal (2:22:43) Is Fastest Among Eight Sub-2:30 Women

For locals, the interesting story will be 2:09:32-man Arne Gabius who is gunning for the 27-year-old German record of 2:08:47 (Jörg Peter - 1988).
October 02, 2015

Meseret Mengistu Leads Strong Ethiopian Quartet For The October 25th Frankfurt Marathon

The Paris Marathon champ faces Ashete Bekere (2:23:26), Dinknesh Mekash (2:25:09) and Meseret Kitata (2:30:25). Also Germany's Lisa Hahner (2:30:17).
October 27, 2014

Germany's Arne Gabius After 2:09 Marathon Debut: "The Olympic Marathon is everyone’s dream."

Gabius is coached by Renato Canova who feels Gabius could go for the 2:08:47 German NR. Gabius is the first German to go sub-2:10 in 24-years.
*MB: Arne Gabius (2:09 M debut) EZ and LR pace: 5:50 min/mi - Never runs slower...