Mark Korir won a three-way Kenyan contest and took the 35th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon with a time of 2:06:48. The 28 year-old beat fellow Kenyans Martin Kosgey and Cybrian Kotut who ran 2:07:22 and 2:07:28 respectively.
Mamitu Daska took Frankfurt for the second time after winning in 2011. For periods of the race the 33 year-old Ethiopian looked to threaten the course record of 2:21:01, however she slowed drastically in the final section after suffering of stomach problems earlier and finished in 2:25:27. Germany’s Ethiopian born Fate Tola made up more than two minutes on the leader in the last few kilometres but could not quite catch her. Tola finished in 2:25:42 and won the German marathon championships in dominant style. Kenya’s Sarah Jebet was third in 2:27:07.
15,850 runners entered the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon which is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.