Kenyan wasn’t expected to prevail in the French capital.
There were some dramatic upsets at the Paris Marathon on Sunday. In the men’s race, Peter Some broke the finish line tape first with a blazing time of 2:05:38.
Some was able to defeat pre-race favorite Tadese Tola from Ethiopia. For Some, it was a significant achievement since he bettered his previous mark by over 3 minutes.
Tola was the Paris Marathon champion three years ago. He had to fight for second, out-sprinting third-place finisher Eric Ndiema.
Some’s big move in the marathon came at the 30K mark. No one in the lead pack could counter it.
In the women’s race, Boru Tadese of Ethiopia set a new course record in 2:21:06 en route to winning. Merima Mohammed was 2 minutes behind in second, while Kenya’s Eunice Kirwa placed third.
The annual Paris Marathon was a huge success with a record-setting turnout: nearly 50,000 runners took to the streets of the French capital. Conditions were optimal for runners, with mild sunshine and chilly temperatures at the start.