(EUROPA PRESS) –The Bahraini Marius Kimutai and the Ethiopian Zeineba Yimer Worku have been proclaimed winners of the 44th edition of the Zurich Marató Barcelona, which took place this Sunday in the Catalan capital and in which both broke the race record. Kimutai, born in Kenya, stopped the clock in 2:05:06, establishing the best world mark of the year and lowering the record of the Barcelona event (2:05:53, established in 2022 by the Ethiopian Yihunilgne Adame). In the women’s category, the Ethiopian Zeineba Yimer Worku smashed the test record in more than three minutes by reaching the finish line and stopping the clock in 2:19:44 (compared to the 2:23:09 set as a record by her compatriot Meseret Gebre last year). Thus, he also achieved the second best world record of the year and the best in Spain in 2023. The Kenyan Selly Chepyego finished second (2:20:04), while the Romanian Delvine Meringor (2:20:48) occupied the third position .
Source: Ethiopian News March 19, 2023 15:47 UTC