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News29 Jul 2015


Kebede will look for her third Berlin Marathon win

Aberu Kebede wins the 2012 Berlin Marathon

Aberu Kebede from Ethiopia will return to the BMW Berlin Marathon on 27 September in a bid to get her third win at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race after victories in 2010 and 2012.

Kebede ran her personal best of 2:20:30 in the German capital three years ago.

Kenya’s world half-marathon champion Gladys Cherono will be a strong challenger for Kebede. Cherono ran 2:20:03 in her marathon debut earlier this year when finishing second in Dubai, a race in which Kebede finished fifth in 2:21.17.

Ethiopia’s 2012 world half-marathon champion Meseret Hailu, who won the Hamburg Marathon earlier this year, will also be on the start line in Berlin. She set her best of 2:21:09 when winning the 2012 Amsterdam Marathon, although she has not otherwise broken 2:25.

Local interest will be provided by Germany’s Anna Hahner, who set her best of 2:26:44 in Berlin last year.

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Elite field (with PBs)

Gladys Cherono (KEN) 2:20:03
Aberu Kebede (ETH) 2:20:30
Meseret Hailu (ETH) 2:21:09
Tadelech Bekele (ETH) 2:22:51
Fate Tola (ETH) 2:25:14
Eri Hayakawa (JPN) 2:25:31
Lisa Nemec (CRO) 2:25:44
Tomomi Tanaka (JPN) 2:26:05
Anna Hahner (GER) 2:26:44
Amy Cragg (USA) 2:27:03
Deborah Toniolo (ITA) 2:28:31
Maja Neuenschwander (SUI) 2:29:42
Sonia Samuels (GBR) 2:30:56
Alyson Dixon (GBR) 2:31:10
Maria Diaz (ESP) 2:32:22
Andrea Deelstra (NED) 2:32:39
Wendy Thomas (USA) 2:32:49
Iris Fuentes-Pila (ESP) debut