Fast-ris­ing Cyprian Ko­tut is among lat­est ad­di­tions to the Frank­furt Marathon

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Cyprian Ko­tut is among the lat­est ad­di­tions to the field ahead of the Frank­furt Marathon sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 30.

Ko­tut tri­umphed at this year’s Paris Marathon and im­proved his best by al­most two min­utes to 2:07:11. The 24-year-old will be ea­ger to run an­other per­sonal record on Frank­furt’s flat course.

The Kenyan will be up against the pre­vi­ously an­nounced Tadese Tola and Mark Korir. Last year’s run­ner-up, Dink­i­nesh Mekash, will re­turn to Frank­furt, look­ing to im­prove on the 2:23:12 PB she set in the Ger­man city in 2015.

Fel­low Ethiopian Su­tume Asefa has also been added to the field. The 22-year-old made her marathon de­but ear­lier this year, clock­ing 2:24:00 in Dubai. She fol­lowed that with a run­ner-up fin­ish in Rot­ter­dam. World half marathon cham­pion Peres Jepchirchir has with­drawn from the race be­cause she felt her train­ing hadn’t gone well enough. But the field still in­cludes the likes of 2011 Frank­furt Marathon win­ner Mamitu Daska and Ger­many’s Fate Tola. Oth­ers in the women’s field are

Dink­nesh Te­fera (Eth), Su­tume Asefa Kebede (Eth), Sarah Che­bet (Ken), Gla­dys Te­jeda (Per), Kumeshi Der­essa (Eth), Doris Changeywo (Ken).

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