IAAF.org: Di Cecco Breaks Course Record in Rome Marathon
2005-03-14Alberico Di Cecco smashed his personal best to win today’s 2005 Rome Marathon in a course record of 2:08:02. The race also featured two other athletes under the 2:09. Di Cecco’s previous PB was 2:08:53, while the old course record was held by Josephat Kiprono who ran 2:08:27 at the 2000 Rome Millenium Marathon.
The kenyan Philip Manym finished runner-up in 2:08:07 to beat his compatriot Daniel Yego, third in 2:08:16 in the first marathon of his career. Ottaviano Andriani was the second italian in an encouraging 2:10:12, one minute slower than his PB (2:09:07) set in Milan in 2001.
On the women side the Russian Silviya Skvortsova took the honours with a gun to tape race in 2:28:01.
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