Deribe Gebissa wins Carpi Marathon

Deribe Gebissa (Photo: IAAF.org)

Carpi, Italy – Deribe Gebissa of Ethiopia won the 24th edition of the Maratona d’Italia Memorial Enzo Ferrari from Maranello to Carpi in 2:32:22 here yesterday, missing her personal best time set in Vienna in 2009.

The men’s category was dominated by Nicolas Kurgat of Kenya, who despite running his first marathon race, set a new course record of 2:08:36. Kurgat was followed by fellow Kenyan Betram Keter (2:09:27) and Gezu Belete of Ethiopia (2:10:34).

The race is dedicated to the memory of famous car maker Enzo Ferrari.

Leading results from the Maratona d’Italia in Carpi:
Men
1. Nicolas Kurgat (Kenya) 2:08:36
2. Betram Keter (Kenya) 2:09:27
3. Gezu Belete Mekonen (Ethiopia) 2:10:34
4. David Cherono Toniok (Kenya) 2:13:24

Women –
1. Gebissa Deribe Godana (Ethiopia) 2:32:22
2. Eliana Patelli (Italy) 2:36:18
3. Venera Sarmosova (Russia) 2:36:50

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