Vienna Marathon: Sisay Lemma gives Ethiopia victory

Sisay LemmaVienna, Austria – Sisay Lemma won the 32nd Vienna City Marathon in 2:07:31 in windy and relatively warm weather conditions at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race here today.

The Ethiopian broke away after 27 kilometres and despite battling with headwinds, he achieved the biggest winning margin in the history of the race, coming home more than four minutes clear of his nearest rival in the Austrian capital.

Kenya’s Duncan Koech was second with 2:12:14 while Siraj Gena, of Ethiopia, took third in 2:12:48.

Ethiopia’s pre-race favourite and defending champion Getu Feleke, who clocked a course record of 2:05:41 a year ago, dropped out with a muscle injury just before 17km.


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