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Brimin Misoi, the Kenyan who made headlines with an emphatic victory last year, will take pride of place on the start line for the 37th edition of the “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” on Sunday, November 10. Misoi ran the third fastest time ever of 2:10:56 on the renowned, tough course from the coastal town of Marathon to the heart of Athens.

Valary Aiyabei smashed the 2:20 barrier in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, achieving the greatest sporting moment in the 38th edition of Germany’s oldest city marathon. The Kenyan won in 2:19:10, a stupendous course record, when she crossed the line in the Festhalle, becoming the 12th fastest woman of all time in the marathon. She also moved to number five for fastest performances by a woman this year.

A live stream of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon with English commentary will be available on Sunday. The race starts at 10 am (CET / note: winter time starts in Germany during the night before the race). There will also be live Twitter reporting in English of the elite races. You can watch the race here:

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The 2:20 barrier is the major target at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday. No woman has achieved this time in Germany’s oldest city marathon and so far in Germany only Berlin has achieved this distinction. Given good weather conditions, a group of women are aiming to break 2:20 on Sunday. Meskerem Assefa, who clocked the current course record of 2:20:36 last year, returns to defend her title.



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