Shumi Gerbaba Eticha wins Stockholm Marathon

Shumi Gerbaba EtichaSweden’s Isabellah Andersson and Ethiopia’s Shumi Gerbaba Eticha won the women’s and men’s titles of the 35th Stockholm Marathon on Saturday.

Andersson is the only runner to have won the race five times, having previously come in first in four consecutive years between 2008 and 2011. Her end time on Saturday was 2:33:49.

“It was unexpected, but I took off on my own and ran at my own speed. It was tough to run by myself the whole time, but the weather was great and there was a great audience. I am very pleased. I am very grateful to God today,” Andersson told Sweden’s TV4.

Gerbaba claimed the first place in the men’s race with a time of 2:16:13. It was his second victory since 2011.

But he was not overly pleased with his performance, telling reporters that he had hoped for a better result.

“I hope to come back and improve the time,” Gerbaba told TV4. Read more

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