Gerbaba and Andersson win Stockholm Marathon
Shumi Gerbaba Eticha, from Ethiopia, won the Stockholm Marathon on Saturday, with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 13 seconds.
Even so, he told the tabloid Expressen that he wanted to do better. "I want to improve my time," he said, adding his time hadn't been as good as he had planned. "I'll try to come back again to improve it."
Isabellah Andersson of Sweden won the race from the women's side with a time of 2.33.49, thus landing her fifth victory in the Stockholm marathon. Never before has a woman won the Stockholm marathon five times.
"I ran at my own speed and didn't pay attention to the others at all," she tells TV4.
The best Swedish runner in the men's race was Mustafa Mohamed, who came in fourth at 2.20.08.
In the men's race, Stephen Chelimo of Kenya came in second at 2.17.51, and Endale Tekileab of Ethiopia came in third at 2.18.29.
This year, 16,744 participants showed up to the marathon, a record in the 35-year history of the race.