Ethiopia’s Tside wins Hamburg marathon

April 27th, 2009 | by addis portal |

Hamburg – Solomon Tside of Ethiopia won the Hamburg marathon Sunday, beating the Kenyan Charles Ngolepus and Jose Telles de Souza of Brazil. Tside crossed the line in the northern German city in 2 hours 11 minutes 47 seconds, with a clear lead over Ngolepus, who began the race as pacemaker.  The Kenyan posted 2:13:25, with Telles de Souza on 2:14:46. In summery conditions, Tside’s time was well off the three-year-old Hamburg record of 2:06:52 set by Julio Rey of Spain. Alessandra Aguilar of Spain clinched the women’s race in 2:29:01, ahead of Tigist Abdi Sheni of Ethiopia (2:34:01) and Ulrike Maisch of Germany (2:34:28).

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