Menu

Terfa, Loshanyang Earn Rome Marathon Titles

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 18, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM UTC
Getachew Negari Terfa celebrates in Rome. Photo: IAAF

Ethiopian clocks the race’s second-fastest time ever.

Ethiopian Getachew Negari Terfa won the Acea Rome Marathon on Sunday, finishing the annual race in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 56 seconds.

Terfa’s time was the second-fastest in the race’s history.

His quick result came in part thanks to the work of three pacemakers: Matthew Kimutai, Luka Rotich and William Kibor.

Halfway through the race, the trio clocked a 1:03:43. Rotich ratcheted up his tempo at that point, but ultimately the pacemaker withdrew near the 30K mark.

“The race started in good weather conditions but it got colder with a lot of wind along the course,” Terfa said. “However, the weather did not cause problems because I was focused on my race. After winning in Xiamen I took a short rest of two weeks before starting the preparation again. During my training I felt well and I decided to run a second marathon. I want to help my family with the money won in Rome.”

In the women’s race, Helena Kirop Loshanyang earned the victory after crossing the line in 2:24:40.

For More: IAAF

FILED UNDER: News TAGS: / / /

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter