Group of Ethiopians and Kenyans was well represented at the 35th edition of Vienna City Marathon 2018. Nancy Kiprop from Kenya was defending her last year cup and finished in time of 2:24:18. She missed the track record but again by a good half minute.
Unexpected win the second place of Vienna City Marathon Ethiopia’s Melesech Tsegaye in time of “2:29:51”. She was the winner of Beijing Women’s Marathon 2017, the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The elite field contains many exciting, personal stories.
The more experienced of Ethiopians is Fatuma Sado 26-year-old has already won six marathons, including twice in Xiamen, once in Beijing and Hamburg, finished as fourth place in Vienna City Marathon in time of 2:32:18, Askale Alemayehu in time of 2:32:47 fivth place and Tinbit Woldegebril in time of 2:36:02 Sixth place.
The faster of all Ethiopians and was expected according to preliminary performances is Helen Tola, a 23-year-old winner of the Barcelona Marathon 2017, who lives in Switzerland with her husband Eticha Tesfaye could not finished the VCM race because of very hot condition in Vienna (25°c) and leave the race after 20 Km.
The very strongest women of Austria Eva Wutti, taking a first serious step towards Marathon after a long time experience of triathletes and Ironman Sports and win seventh place in time of 2:37:59. She missed the EM limit good one minute wrote in her facebook.