More than six thousand runners showed up at the starting line for the fifteenth edition of the SuisseGas Milan Marathon.
The Kenyan Kenneth Mburu Mungara won the fifteenth edition of SuisseGas Milan Marathon, the biggest sporting event organized by RCS Sport in Milan. The athlete born in 1973, reached the finish line on Corso Venezia in 2 hours 08 ‘and 44’, scoring his second best performance of his career.
The Cypryan compatriot Kimurgor Kotut rose to second place, finishing his first marathon with a time of 2 hours 08 ‘and 55 “. Third place went to Philemon Gitia Baaru (Kenya) who stopped the clock at 2 hours 09 ‘and 08 “.
The winner for the women’s category is the Kenyan Lucy Karimi with a time of 2 hours 27 ’35 “, followed the Ethiopian Ayelu Lemma Geda, who improves his personal record of 2 hours 32′ and 10” closing the Milanese 42 km in 2 hours 29 ‘and 49 “.
Excellent performance for the athletes of the Italian Army: Fatna Maraoui won the bronze medal and she established her new personal best with a time of 2 hours 33 ‘and 16 “. Laila Soufyane instead closed in fifth place in 2 hours 38 ‘and 05 “. It was surprising the result of another Italian athlete, Valentina Menonna that with the bib F380 has come to the finish line in seventh place (2 hours 48 ‘and 05 “).
The SuisseGas Milan Marathon in 2015, despite the high temperatures reached during the second half of the race, showed top performances by the top runners. This was possible thanks to the new fast circular route starting and finishing in the town center designed in collaboration with Haile Gebrselassie. The Ethiopian athletics legend, as well as having made available to the organizers their experience, actively participated in the event, running the first portion of the Europ Assistance Relay Marathon.