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2018 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF THE VIENNA CITY MARATHON

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Salaheddine Bounasser is the surprise winner of the Vienna City Marathon. In very warm weather conditions with temperatures well over 20 Celsius the Moroccan clocked a personal best of 2:09:29. As last year Ishmael Bushendich finished runner-up. He ran 2:10:03 while fellow-Kenyan Samwel Maswai took third in 2:11:08. World record holder Dennis Kimetto dropped out before the 25 k mark. After running in the leading group until 22 k he lost contact and was then limping before he stopped.

Nancy Kiprop defended her title with a time of 2:24:18, a personal best by two seconds. It was only in the final part of the race, when the Kenyan slowed and missed breaking the course record of 2:23:47. Ethiopia’s Melesech Tsegaye and Celestine Chepchirchir of Kenya followed with 2:29:51 and 2:30:39 in second and third respectively.

Adding running events staged parallel to the marathon and on Saturday a total of 41,919 athletes from 130 nations entered the 35th edition of the Vienna City Marathon. 8,300 of them competed over the classic distance of 42.195 k. The Vienna City Marathon is Austria’s biggest sporting event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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