Irina Timofeyeva fourth in Shanghai
Irina Timofeyeva, the winner of the marathons in Hamburg, Tokyo, Paris, Nagano and Shanghai (2008), finished just fourth at the Shanghai International Marathon 2009.
The last year’s Shanghai marathon was successful for Irina. She won the race and set a course record of 2:26.19 improving the previous mark by more than 3 minutes. This year, the 39-year-old clocked the fourth time.
2008 Shanghai marathon silver medalist Wei Yanan won the marathon clocking 2:27.49. Asafa Gashow defended his title clocking 2:10:10.