Birhane Dibaba, photo by PhotoRun.net
Kebede wants to run sub 2:20
BERLIN (GER): Aberu Kebede is looking to secure her third victory in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday and break the 2:20-barrier for the first time in the process, informs organisers. “I have trained well and hope that this time I will finally break the 2:20 barrier,” said Kebede, whose lifetime best of 2:20:30 dates back to the 2012 Berlin Marathon. She finished second last year in 2:20:48 behind Gladys Cherono. One of her main rivals will be team-mate and former Tokyo Marathon winner Birhane Dibaba. “I know about the fast course and the great support from the spectators. Additionally I have heard that the weather is ofter favourable in Berlin,” she said. Amane Beriso is a late scratch due to injury. The elite men’s press conference takes place tomorrow morning. The only sub 2:20 of the 2016 is the current World lead 2:19:41 by Tirfi Tsegaye achieved in January in Dubai.