The victory in this year’s Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon went to Hassane Ahouchar of Morocco who finished strong in 2 hours 15 minutes and 34 seconds. Nancy Jebel Koech from Kenya was the fastest woman, and with a time of 2:33.42 she delivered one of the fastest times in race history.
The 36th Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon was eventful throughout, with perfect weather conditions and the crowd cheering on the runners till the very end.
Today was a close race being led by Joel Maina Mwangi from Kenya and Fikadu Kebede Debele from Ethiopia for the first 35km. At this point the race favourite Hassane Ahouchar of Morocco picked up the pace and caught up with the front runners before passing them and finishing in a strong 2 hours, 15 minutes and 34 minutes.
Just 14 seconds later Fikadu Kebede Debele (ETH) finished a well deserved second after leading almost the entire race alongside Joel Mwangi (KEN) who had to settle for fourth behind Lahcen Mokraji (MO).
Kenyan Nancy Jebel Koech managed her efforts well today, leading a group of three for most of the race. They kept an even pace, for a good long while staying within the race record of 2h:30:53. At the 30 km mark the group slowed down somewhat, but in the last 3 km Nancy found her second wind and left everyone behind. The thrilled Kenyan finished an impressive 3 minutes and 24 seconds before our second place finisher Mulunesh Zewedu Assafa of Ethiopia. Although the finish time was not enough to beat the race record, Nancys time is the second fastest time in race event history.
|2||Fikadu Kebebe Debele||ETH||2:15.38|
|4||Joel Maina Mwangi||KEN||2:19:09|
|5||Ababy Girma Tadesse||ETH||2:22:55|
|1||Nancy Jebet Koech||KEN||2:33.42|
|3||Hellen Jepkosgei Kimitai||KEN||2:39:05|
|4||Yeshumie Ayalew Ejigu||ETH||2:39.26|
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