Sunday, February 26, 2012

Atsede Habtamu wins Tokyo Marathon

Atsede Habtamu Tokyo,   photo: IAAF
Ethiopian Atsede  Habtamu won the womens's race  in the Tokyo Marathon with a course record time of 2:25:28.
She overtook front-running Eri Okubo of Japan after passing the 39km mark to win the race. Yeshi Esayias was second in 2:26:00, followed by Helena Loshanyang Kirop of Kenya in 2:26:02.
Results:
Men:
1. Michael Kipyego (KEN)     2:07:37
2. Arata Fujiwara           2:07:48   
3. Stephen Kiprotich         2:07:50
4. Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:08:17
5. Vikto Rothlin (SUI)       2:08:32


Women:
1. Atsede Habtamu (ETH)     2:25:28 
2. Yeshi Esayias (ETH)       2:26:00 
3. Helena Kirop (KEN)       2:26:02
4. Eri Okubo                 2:26:08   
5.Tatiana Arkhipova (RUS)  2:26:46

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