2016 Results

Please find the results of all participants of the 3rd Karstadt RuhrMarathon here. The fastest runners of these year´s event came both from Kenia. Moses Masai reached the finishing line in Essen in 2:10:12, Mary Ptikany won with a time of 2:30:22.

There was a most spectacular and exciting finale of the Karstadt RuhrMarathon as we saw a kenyan showdown just a few steps from the finishing line. For giving the female marathon runners a chance to cross the finishing line ahead of their male compatriots and to receive a special award of € 10.000, they started 20 minutes before the man. Moses Masai approached Mary Ptikany, who led clearly until then just a few metres from the finish. Despite all her efforts and the enthuisastic reaction of thousands spectators; Mary could not preserve her leading position and crossed the finishing line just a few seconds after Moses Masai

However, the Kenyan runner was very happy to have won the women´s race. Last year, she finished second after Lydia Vasilevskaya.

Place 2 and 3

The strong kenyan runners also came in as second and third. Benson Ogato finished with a time of
2:12:11, followed by Moses Kemboi, who reached Essen after 2:13:10.

Last year´s winner Lydia Vasilevskaya
(RUS) came in second with a time of 2:33:09, third finisher was Yulia Vinokourova, also from Russia with the finishing time of 2:37:02.