By CIARÁN FAHEY, AP Sports activities Author
BERLIN (AP) — Guye Adola of Ethiopia received the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, when compatriot Kenenisa Bekele’s try to interrupt the world report was undone by heat climate and a blistering begin to the race.
Adola was runner as much as Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin in 2017 and he went one higher by successful in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 45 seconds.
Late challenger Bethwel Yegon of Kenya was second in 2:06:14 and Bekele completed third in 2:06:47.
Bekele had been hoping to beat Kipchoge’s world report of two:01:39 set in Berlin in 2018. He got here inside two seconds of the mark when he received in 2019, however completed greater than 5 minutes off the mark this time.
The 39-year-old Bekele was operating 9 months after recovering from COVID-19 and he seemed to be struggling after dropping behind the leaders across the 18-kilometer mark.
Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia received the ladies’s race in 2:20:09 on her debut.
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