Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sisay Lemma wins 2015 Vienna City Marathon

Ethiopian athlete Sisay Lemma was the first runner to cross the finish line in today's Vienna City Marathon. It was his second marathon win of the year, the other being in Dubai. 

Lemma's winning time was 2hrs 7mins 31secs. Only the top of his head was visible to me as he ran through the finishing funnel and crossed the line, but there were great pictures of his victory to behold on the large screens in the finish area. Second home was a Kenyan athlete and third placed was a second runner from Ethiopia. 

The pre-race favourite, also from Ethiopia, dropped out of the race with some kind of injury problem after  losing contact with the leading bunch. 

Also in town this morning were some of the world's top mountain bikers. More information is probably  available on the website address (seen in two of the photos below).

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