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High-class elite field marks Frankfurt's return

The Mynova Frankfurt Marathon will take place on October 30th for the first time since 2019. Among the men’s elite are three of his contenders with personal bests under his 2:06, and a quality race is expected. Betesfa Getahun of Ethiopia is currently the fastest runner in the field with a best of 2:05:28. Also on the starting line will be Terris He Finanz He Abraham, a German runner from the Regensburg club Philimon He Abraham. Organizers of the race, which ends in a traditional and spectacular format at Frankfurt’s Festhalle, expect around 12,000 marathon runners to take part in the 39th edition of the event. The race is an elite label road race awarded by World Athletics, the global governing body of athletics. Entries will continue to be available at

“I am delighted to see the return of the Mynova Frankfurt Marathon after two years of hiatus due to the corona pandemic. A race with a strong elite field, huge crowds of runners and all the emotions I have experienced in the past.” Joe Directed by Schindler. “We will experience the Mynova Frankfurt Marathon like never before, with a big start and a thrilling finish at the Festhalle in front of thousands of spectators. It’s about providing both elite competitors with a unique running experience and seeing a lot of smiles at the end of the race day.”

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Organizers have now announced some of the men’s elite fields, but are continuing to recruit women’s races, and the elite women’s fields will be announced at a later date. The up-and-coming Ethiopian is the fastest man on his start list. At her 23 years old, Bethesfagetahun made her marathon debut in 2019 with an impressive and quality performance, taking her fourth in Amsterdam with her 2:05:28. Mynova’s Frankfurt will be his fourth race over distance for the runner, who finished sixth in his 2018 World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia.

Another runner who is already under 2:06 is also from Ethiopia and is only 21 years old. Cape Town Marathon at 2:10:17. He made a huge step forward in Barcelona this year, putting himself in second place again with a time of 2:05:58, just five seconds behind the winner. Gebru Redahgne hopes to make the most of Frankfurt’s fast course to improve on his personal best.

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The Kenyan runner returned to the Mynova Frankfurt Marathon and was again impressed with the quality of her performance. Martín Kosgei finished second at Festhalle twice, in 2016 and 2018, and fourth in 2017 and 2019. . It was in Frankfurt where the 33-year-old set his personal best of 2:06:41. My Nova on October 30 His Frankfurt Marathon will be his first race in a year after a solid performance in Eindhoven where he finished runner-up in 2:06:56.

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Almost all of the top German runners have competed in the World or European Championships this summer, so few will be competing in Frankfurt. An exception is Terris Finanz Regensburg club’s Philimon, who may join his ranks of top German marathoners in Abraham. After making his marathon debut in Hamburg in April, the 29-year-old, who finished his 19th place in his 10,000 m at the European Championships in Munich in August, will be running the marathon on Frankfurt’s fast course. I am resuming my quest.

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