Getu FelekeVienna City Marathon champions Getu Feleke and Anna Hahner will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 12 April.

Last year, Ethiopia’s Feleke and Germany’s Hahner produced two of the most spectacular performances in the history of the Austrian road race. While Feleke stormed to a brilliant course record of 2:05:41, Hahner came from well behind in the final few kilometres to snatch victory.

“After these memorable performances by Getu and Anna, we are more than happy to welcome these two athletes back to the Vienna City Marathon,” said race director Wolfgang Konrad. “We are looking forward to another great race.”

It will be Feleke’s third appearance at the Vienna City Marathon. It was here where his marathon career began back in 2009. In a unique debutants-only elite race, Feleke took seventh place with 2:11:42.

With the exception of a DNF at the London 2012 Olympics, all of Feleke’s marathons since his debut have been faster than 2:10. His PB is 2:04:50, while his winning performance in Vienna last year was the second-fastest mark of his career.

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