1. Tadu Abate (ETH) 2:08:26
2. Ayele Abshero (ETH) 2:08:27
3. Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) 2:08:32
6. Robert Chemonges (UGA) 2:10:00
Kiprotich posted a time of two hours, eight minutes and 32 seconds behind the Ethiopian pair of Tadu Abate and Ayele Abshero at the event’s 34th edition to finish third at Hamburg marathon in Germany hence registering a top five finish in the last three years.
Ethiopias Abate reached the 42km race tape first in 2:08:26 and the more experienced Abshero was a second behind.
The 2012 Olympic marathon champion Kiprotich, who finished fifth last year and second in 2017 at Hamburg, pocketed 10000 Euros (Shs41m) for his finish this time.
Robert Chemonges, Kiprotich’s collegue on the other hand posted 2:10:00 in sixth position for 1000 Euros (Shs4.1m).
The two Ugandans’ performances do not cause any shift in placements in the race for places to the Doha World Championships due September 27 – October 6.