BERLIN MARATHON – Victory for Eliud Kipchoge in 2:03:32 after an epic battle against Ethiopia’s Guye Adola (2:03:46 for debut). No World record in rainy conditions. 2015 winner Gladys Cherono won the women’s race in 2:20:23

– Kenenisa Bekele dropped out of pace after 1h05
– Wilson Kipsang suddenly stopped after the 30km water station
– Marathon debutant Guye Adola tried his chance and made a surge at 37km before being caught again at 40km by Eliud Kipchoge. Big slowing of the pace between 35km to 40km (15:04)

MEN: 1. Eliud Kipchoge KEN 2:03:32, 2. Guye Adola ETH 2:03:46, 3. Mosinet Geremew GBR 2:06:09, 4. Felix Kandie KEN 2:06:13, 5. Vincent Kipruto KEN 2:06:14, 6. Yuta Shitara JPN 2:09:03, 7. Hiroaki Sano JPN 2:11:24, 8. Ryan Vail USA 2:12:40, 9. Liam Adams AUS 2:12:52, 10. Jonathan Mellor GBR 2:12:57, …Kenenisa Bekele ETH DNF, Wilson Kipsang KEN dnf

WOMEN: 1. Gladys Cherono KEN 2:20:23, 2. Ruti Aga ETH 2:20:41, 3. Valary Ayabei KEN 2:20:53, 4. Helen Tola ETH 2:22:51, 5. Anna Hahner GER 2:28:32, 6. Catherine Bertone ITA 2:28:34, 7. Sonia Samuels GBR 2:29:34, 8. Azucena Diaz ESP 2:30:31

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