Sunday, April 15, 2012

Results at the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon

The Rotterdam Marathon has started at 10:30am local time, you can track the results below. Yemane Tsegay (Ethiopia) won the competition, Getu Feleke and Moses Mosop round out podium. In particular Mosop was chasing the World Marathon Record, but failed to achieve it in the last 12 km.

The Ethiopian Yemane Adhane passed in the last the compatriot Getu Feleke crossing the finish line in 02.04.48, twenty seconds off the course record of Duncan Kibet.
Feleke pressed on the last meter still a final sprint, but was short on two counts Adhane. The top favorite Kenyan Moses Mosop, who had come to Rotterdam for an attack on the world, finished third in 02.05.03.

On the women competition, Tiki Gelana beat the Rotterdam record. The Ethiopian athlete finished in the Coolsingel in 2.18.58, the fastest worldwide time this year so far. The old Rotterdam record was held by the Kenyan Tegla Loroupe, who in 1998 completed the marathon on 2.20.47. Gelana had standing as a personal record 2.22.01.
At the second position at the finish line in 2h23:44, Valeria Straneo, 36-year-old Italian mother of two, who improved spectacularly after the removal of her spleen in 2010. She achieved the Italian Marathon record and qualifies for the Olympic Games.

For the full results, see the following link the ranking for the 2012 Rotterdam ranking.

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