COPENHAGEN MARATHON 2019 – KEY RACE FACTS
Sunday, May 19th, over 13000 runners hit the streets of the Danish capital for the 40th Edition of Telenor Copenhagen Marathon. With its 13280 participants, this edition became the biggest marathon race in Denmark.
The audience followed the 42K race with great excitement and simply went crazy while a whole line of records was broken. Let’s have a look a closer look at the marathon’s big names!
1. Jackson Kibet Limo, Kenya, 2.09,54 – the race record
The Kenyan Jackson Kibet Limo is the absolute winner of the 2019 Copenhagen Marathon. With a time of 2:09,54, Limo realized his goal of breaking the course record. Despite the hamstring that threatened him from 25K to 32K, Limo managed to crush the race record, thus achieving the fastest time ever on the Danish soil and lowering the previous all-comers’ records.
This is not Limo’s first marathon victory. The 31-year-old Kenyan already won Osaka 2013 and Porto 2017, but he considers yesterday’s win as the most important in his career.
2. Victor Kiplimo, Kenya, 2:11,04
The Kenyan Kiplimo was Copenhagen Marathon’s runner up this year. Kiplimo went through a close duel with the Ethiopian Yadete and managed to leave him behind after 29K.
3. Gebre Roba Yadete, Ethiopia, 2:11,58
The Ethiopian Yadete gained the marathon’s 3rd place, only 54 seconds after Kiplimo.
1. Etalemahu Zeleke Habtewold, Ethiopia, 2:29,29 – race record
With a time of 2:29,29, Habtewold established a new race record. Class 1990, Habtewold is the first woman running under 2.30.00 on the Danish field. It is the second broken record for the Copenhagen Marathon after Limo!
2. Dinknesh Mekash, Ethiopia 2:30,22
The Ethiopian Mekash is the runner up within women’s category. The spectators kept their breath while she gradually bridged the gap with Habtewold. It was only a difference of 54 seconds that divided them.
3. Aberu Ayana Mulisa, Ethiopia 2:34,39
Third place is for Mulisa, thus making Ethiopians taking the first three spots in the women’s race.
For the man’s race, Simon Holbek Kønigsfeldt was the first Danish man crossing the finish line. With a time of 2:21,49, Simon gained the 7th place. Simon was shortly followed by Jacob Wæverer. The NBRO runner finished the race with a time 2:22,50.
For the women’s race, Sandra Hartvich Lorentzen was the first Danish woman crossing the finish line, with a time of 2:46:01. Cecilie Mikkelsen, one of the passionate runners from Sparta Project, conquered the 2nd place, with a new personal best of 2:51,24.
Do you want to more about the race? Check all the live updates on the Copenhagen Marathon Official Website!
DANISH ENDURANCE AND THE COPENHAGEN MARATHON
This year, we spotted many of you running the marathon with our Compression Socks, Quarter Socks, and Low-Cut Socks. It is a great satisfaction that more and more of you are allowing us to run by your side! We hope our socks gave you great endurance during the race!