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Arusha Lady clocks third at Berlin Marathon 2023 as Ethiopian racer breaks world record in Germany

Tanzanian Lady Athlete, Magdalena Shauri from the Arusha Club, has managed the second runner-up position in the Women’s race at the Berlin Marathon 2023.

It was the Ethiopian female racer, Tigst Assefa who topped the Women category of the Berlin Marathon with a trail-blazing 2:11:53 win.

Tigst Assefa broke the women’s world record by more than two minutes during the Berlin Marathon 2023.

Behind her was the Kenyan runner, Sheila Chepkirui who clocked the first runner-up. Sheila was however short of six minutes, recording 2:17:49.

On the other hand the third winner, Magdalena Shauri hailing from Arusha City in Tanzania, counted 2:18:41.

Kenyan runner Sheila Chepkirui was nearly six minutes behind today in second place in 2:17:49, while third went to Magdalena Shauri of Tanzania in 2:18:41.

Zeineba Yimer and Senbere Teferi both from Ethiopia took the fourth and fifth positions respectively in the Women racing. Seven female Ethiopian racers dominated the top-ten listing in the Marathon.

But as anticipated, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge secured the fifth record title in the Men’s category of the Berlin Marathon held in the German capital.

Eliud Kipchoge clocked at 2:02:42 beating fellow countryman Vincent Kipkemoi, who posted 2:03:13 for second place and Ethiopia’s Tadese Takele, who hit the finishing ribbon at 2:03:24.

The Associated Press says Kipchoge ran alone from 32 kilometers onward but somehow slowed slightly toward the end.

Eliud’s achieved time of 2 hours, 2 minutes, 42 seconds in the Berlin Marathon 2023 was more than a minute and a half off the record he set in the German City last year.

Ronald Korir also from Kenya finished in the fourth position, while Haftu Teklu from Ethiopia closed the top fifth batch.

There were a total of six Kenyan athletes in the top-ten positions of the men’s marathon in Berlin 2023.

The Berlin Marathon 2023 results made headlines of the weekend as Ethiopia’s Tigst Assefa smashed the women’s world record and Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won a fifth men’s title with aplomb.