Japhet Kosgei won the 14th edition of the METRO GROUP Marathon Duesseldorf. Taking into account the weather conditions with cold temperatures, wind and a couple of hail showers he clocked a fine time of 2:10:46. Defending champion Marius Ionescu of Romania took second with a personal best of 2:13:00 while Germany’s Hendrik Pfeiffer ran a superb debut in difficult conditions. The 23 year-old was third, but more important qualified for the Olympic marathon with a time of 2:13:11. Hungary’s Zsofia Erdelyi dominated the women’s race, winning with 2:35:37 from Beverly Ramos of Puerto Rico, who clocked a national record of 2:36:31. Belgium’s Hanna Vandenbusche was third in 2:39:50.
Read more … METRO GROUP MARATHON DUESSELDORF: Japhet Kosgei and Zsofia Erdelyi win in Duesseldorf, Hendrik Pfeiffer qualifies for Rio
Rhein-marathon Düsseldorf, the organizer of both the annual METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf and the STADTWERKE DÜSSELDORF Kö-Lauf, has sealed a strategic partnership agreement with Golazo Group. Golazo, a European leader in mass participation events, organizes about 250 sport events per year and has over 800,000 yearly participants in their running events in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Germany.
Read more … Rhein-marathon Düsseldorf and Golazo group start strategic cooperation