Athletics

Mutai wins Berlin marathon

2012-09-30 12:37
Geoffrey Mutai (AP)

Berlin - Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won Sunday's Berlin marathon in a time of two hours four minutes and 15 seconds, missing out on his attempt to lower the world record of 2:03:38 set here by Patrick Makaud last year.

The 30-year-old Mutai was followed across the line by his compatriot, Dennis Kimetto, who was making his marathon debut, with another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang, in third.

Results from the Berlin Marathon on Sunday:

Men:

1. Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) 2:04:15 2. Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) 2:04:16 3. Geoffrey Kipsang (Kenya) 2:06:12 4. Nicholas Manza (Kenya) 2:08:28 5. Josphate Keiyo (Kenya) 2:08:41 6. Jonathan Kiplimo Maiyo (Kenya) 2:09:19 7. Eliud Kiptanui (Kenya) 2:09:59 8. Felix Keny (Kenya) 2:10:22 9. Masakazu Fujiwara (Japan) 2:11:31 10. Suehiro Ishikawa (Japan) 2:11:46

Women:

1. Aberu Kebede (Ethiopia) 2:20:30 2. Tirfi Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2:21:19 3. Olena Shurhno (Ukraine) 2:23:32 4. Filomena Chepchirchir (Kenya) 2:24:56 5. Fate Tola (Ethiopia) 2:25:14 6. Alevtina Biktimirova (Russia) 2:28:45 7. Caroline Chepkwony (Kenya) 2:30:34 8. Anna Hahner (Germany) 2:30:37 9. Sonia Samuels (Britain) 2:30:56 10. Degefa Biruktayit (Ethiopia) 2:33:27

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