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4.042 runners crossed the finish line in the Porto Marathon

04/11/2014
The winner of the race was the Kenyan Workneh Fikre Serbessa, while in the women category Marta Tigebea Mekonen managed to take the win.

The Porto Marathon was celebrated this weekend with the participation of 10.000 runners. The race showed a very difficult route, with a lot of ramps and 7 km. of paving stone. At the end of the race 4.042 managed to finish, establishing a new national record in Portugal.
 
The winner of the race was the Kenyan Workneh Fikre Serbessa, whot sets a time of 2:13:08. With this mark he couldn’t reduce the record of the race which is in possession of Philemon Baaru (2011) with a time of 2:09:51. In female category the winner was the also Kenyan Marta Tigebea Mekonen with a time of 2:31:54.
 
The Zurich Marató de Barcelona displaced to Porto to experience in live the Portuguese race, and also to be present in the Expo Marathon that also took place in Porto, in a familiar and festive atmosphere.