After two Ethiopian victories in the past two years this edition was dominated by the Kenyans again. Charles Cheryuiot (2:10:09), Suleiman Simotwo (2:10:15), Silas Limo (2:10:16) and Raymond Choge (2:11:07) took places two to five.
There was however an Ethiopian winner: Shuko Genemo took the women’s race in 2:24:31, which is the second fastest time in the history of the event. Debutant Ruti Aga of Ethiopia was second in 2:25:27 while Kenya’s Doris Chengeywo followed with 2:31:50.
Exactly 42,511 runners from 126 nations entered the various events of the 33rd Vienna City Marathon, which is Austria’s biggest sporting event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
(Video courtesy of www.vienna-marathon.com)