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Warsaw. 44th Warsaw Marathon. Results. The winners are Kenyan and Ethiopian

The results of the 44th Warsaw Marathon are here. The winners of this year’s edition are Kenyan Joseph Munywoki and Ethiopian Demissie Ayantu Abera. The runner set the record for the event. This year’s marathon was attended by over eight thousand runners from almost 60 countries.

The Warsaw Marathon started on Sunday morning from Konwiktorska Street. The participants had a distance of 42 kilometers to cover. The route led through several districts: Śródmieście, Żoliborz, Bielany, Mokotów, Praga Południe and Praga Północ. The finish line was located at the height of the Multimedia Fountain Park on the Gdynia Coast.

Kenyan Joseph Munywoki was the first to finish at the finish line. The women’s competition was won by Demissie Ayantu Abera from Ethiopia.

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The results of the Warsaw Marathon

Munywoki’s time was 2: 10.07. The second man among the men was the Ethiopian Danel Derese, who scored 2: 12.18, and the third – Dickson Kiptoo from Kenya with a time of 2: 12.47. Another Ethiopian Muleta Ned Grurar was fourth, 21 seconds behind the podium.

The fastest Pole is Dariusz Nożyński. He sometimes finished 2: 27.08, which gave him the eighth place. There were three Kenyans and five Ethiopians in the top ten.

The record of the event was not broken, belonging to the Kenyan Sammy Kibet, who ran the marathon distance 11 years ago in 2:08:17.

Ethiopka broke the Warsaw Marathon record

Ethiopian Demissie Ayantu Abera set the record of the event – 2: 28.35. The previous record for the Warsaw women’s marathon was 2: 29.04, set three years ago by Rebecca Korir from Kenya. The winner of this year’s edition improved it by 29 seconds.

The second place was taken by the best Polish woman – Iwona Bernardelli – 2: 32.25, the third was Ewa Jagielska – 3: 35.45. Emilia Mazek was just behind the podium – 2: 39.08.

Eight thousand runners at the starting line

Nearly 8,000 runners from almost 60 countries have declared their participation in all the races held as part of this year’s edition. The organizers have prepared a certified, record-friendly route with support points and a runner’s town in the Multimedia Fountain Park.

This year’s edition of the event was accompanied by shorter distances. The organizers prepared the Bridgestone Marathon Relay, Pekao SA Warsaw Dycha and the Mini Marathon for children and youth.

Several dozen Warsaw streets were closed for the duration of the marathon. Some of them also have parking bans. This means difficulties for drivers and passengers of public transport.

Despite the changes in traffic organization, the situation in the city is calm. As our reporter Artur Węgrzynowicz describes, in the area of ​​the route there is little traffic, and there are no major traffic jams in other parts of the city.

Main photo source: Rafał Guz / PAP

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