Monday, April 8, 2013

Feyse Tadese sets record at Paris Marathon

Feyse Tadese of Ethiopia crosses the finish line Sunday to win the women’s title in the 37th edition of the Paris Marathon.
PARIS — Kenya’s Peter Some won the 37th Paris Marathon on Sunday, while Ethiopian Boru Feyse Tadese clinched the women’s event in a new record time.
Some claimed his first major marathon victory in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 38 seconds, knocking three minutes off his personal best.
The 22-year-old runner had the second-fastest time in the history of the race, 26 seconds slower than Stanley Biwott last year.
Ethiopia’s Tadese Tola finished nearly a minute behind Some after outsprinting Kenyan Eric Ndiema.
In the women’s race, Tadese beat compatriot Merima Mohammed to win in a record time of 2:21:06.
Mohammed was more than two minutes behind the 24-year-old Tadese, with Eunice Kirwa of Kenya third.