Martin Kosgey took second in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon the hard way. He battled Mark Korir in front of him, and held off Cybrian Kotut in back of him.
The race became interesting after 30k, when pacer Vincent Rono left the fray. After that, Kotut lead, then Kosgey and Korir followed.
At 38 kilometers, Mark Korir took off, building a quick lead over Kosgey and Kotut. But, Kosgey and Kotut stayed together until 40k. Over the final 2.2 k, Martin Kosgey battled the challenges we all have when a marathon is supposed to end and there is someone battlling you.
Martin Kosgey held on to second, running 2:07.22 to Kotut’s 2:07:29. This is his interview by Andy Edwards of Race News Services. Race News Services provides RunBlogRun and the RunningNetwork global content from their race partners around this small globe.