Mamitu Daska and Bezunesh Bekele to headline women’s field in Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany – Mamitu Daska will be targeting a sub-2:20 performance when she returns to defend herÃ‚Â BMW Frankfurt MarathonÃ‚Â title on 28 October.
Daska, along with fellow-Ethiopian Bezunesh Bekele, are hoping to crack that still-formidable barrier for the first time in the GermanyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s oldest city marathon, anÃ‚Â IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Daska is not only the defending champion, but also the course record holder at 2:21:59, a mark which took down Kenyan Caroline Kilel’s 2:23:25 performance set in 2010. The men’s course was also set last year when KenyaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wilson Kipsang clocked 2:03:42 and missed the World record by only four seconds. Read more