And, for the third year in succession, the course record was broken in the men’s race by more than a minute.
In a race where three men ran well inside the previous course record, Haile Tolossa triumphed with a PB of 2:12:29 to record the fastest marathon ever on Latvian soil.
Compatriot Meseret Eshetu dominated the women’s race, winning by more than five minutes in 2:37:04 to narrowly miss the course record by 13 seconds.
1 Haile Tolossa (ETH) 2:12:29
2 Beyene Effa (ETH) 2:12:52
3 Duncan Koech (KEN) 2:12:53
4 Abraraw Tegene (ETH) 2:13:51
5 Mariko Kipchumba (KEN) 2:14:38
1 Meseret Eshetu (ETH) 2:37:04
2 Workenesh Tola (ETH) 2:42:07
3 Ruth Wanjiru (KEN) 2:42:29
4 Natalia Volgina (RUS) 2:45:26
5 Vicoty Chepkemoi (KEN) 2:46:56
Read complete story at: IAAF.org
Photo: Lattelecom Riga Marathon