Race Date: Sunday 24th September 2017
A world record breaking race was anticipated by the world media, though only one of the three favourites made it to the finish line. Rain meant that the world record was not broken, however, marathon debutant Guye Adola’s efforts to take on Kipchoge left him rewarded with the fastest marathon debut in history, finishing second in 2:03:46 (more on this here).
The race was won by Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya in 2:03:32. Gladys Cherono, of Kenya was first lady home in 2:20:23.
Five striders also travelled to Germany in their own bids to break their PBs and some very respectable times were ran – well done to all !