Ethiopia’s Tadese Breaks Course Record in Paris.

Tadese Crossing the Finish Line in Paris
Tadese Crossing the Finish Line in Paris

The 37th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon des Paris, an IAAF gold label Road Race took place on April 7, 2013, with Boru Feyse Tadese setting a world leading time and women’s course course record of 2:21:05.
The women’s race started very fast, as the leaders ran 16:44 at 5km, faster than the 17:01 that Ethiopian Tirfi Beyene ran when she broke the Paris Marathon course last year (2:21:37.)
After one hour, Eunice Kirwa Jepkirui of Kenya- the fastest with a 2:21:41 personal best and a pre- race favourite- was having a good time after leading Ethiopean Merimat Mohammed, the winner in Houston this year with 2:
23:37, Amane Gobena, winner Seoul and Osaka in 2010, and Marathon debutante Imana Gutemi.
Boru Feyse Tadese then moved into the lead and went through the half- way mark in 1:10:08- the fastest ever intermidiate time in Paris. The 25- year- old ran very steadily and progressively to build up her winning margin, disposing off Jepkirui and Mohammed before the Bois de Boulogne. He finished the race with a final time of 2:21:05, a world- leading time, and a Paris Marathon course record. This was another personal best after her 68:35 at RAK Half Marathon in February; she has henceforth increased her previous best by more than two minutes.
She now moves to 25th on the all- time list, one place ahead of Ingrid Kristiansen’s former long- standing World record (2:21:14,20) seconds.
In the men race, Kenya’s Peter Some smashed his personal best more than three minutes to win the race in 2:05:38, ahead of Tadese Tola (ETH.) 2:06:33, and Eric Ndiema (KEN.) 2:06:34.


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