Kirwa breaks course record with 2:06:14 in Frankfurt
Gilbert Kirwa of Kenya broke both the defending champion and the course record to win the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon today, in 2:06:14, a time that puts him in the top-20 all-time at the distance.
It also nets him 95,000 euros in prize and bonuses.
The Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Kirwa, 23, was running only his second marathon, having won his first in Vienna six months ago, in 2:08:21. Vienna was a race for debutants, but today Kirwa was also more than equal to the tried and tested, and celebrated.