30 Aug '15, 2am

Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia wins the World Championships marathon: #Beijing2015

On the final day of the 2015 IAAF World Championships, Mare Dibaba, of Ethiopia, won the women’s marathon in a time of 2:27:35. It was a tactical affair that ended in a three-way sprint into the stadium finish. Helah Kiprop, of Kenya, placed second in 2:27:36, and Eunice Kirwa, of Bahrain, finished third in 2:27:39. About 19 athletes remained in the lead pack through the first 90 minutes of the race. The group then shrunk to 12, including the Japanese, Kenyan, and Ethiopian athletes, as well as American Serena Burla.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/world-championships/mare-diba...

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