100 years of bauhaus marathon in Weimar on 28 April 2019

More events

News

IAAF org: Baranovski surprises with 2:08 win in Fukuoka

Fukuoka, which will be the host city of the 2006 World Cross Country Championships.

2005-12-04

 Fukuoka, Japan - Dmitri Baranovski of Ukraine was the surprise winner at the 59th annual Fukuoka International marathon on Sunday afternoon in Fukuoka, which will be the host city of the 2006 World Cross Country Championships.

Huge personal best

Baranovski’s winning time, 2:08:29, a national record, was very respectable considering the cold rain and strong winds, weather conditions which are not conductive to a fast marathon.  Baranovski became the 13th fastest runner in the history of the Fukuoka Marathon and also improved his marathon personal best, which stood at 2:11:57 before the race, by nearly three and a half minutes. 

Baranovski, the 2001 European under-23 champion at 10,000m, made a strong surge at 32Km, after the pace makers finished their duties, to run away from the lead pack that included Julio Rey of Spain, Atsushi Fujita of Japan and Dejene Berhanu of Ethiopia, winning by more than a minute. 

Fought hard for the runner-up position

Rey, the fastest runner of the season in the field, and Fujita, the course record holder at 2:06:51, fought hard for the runner-up position, but Rey was able to open a gap on Fujita just before entering the Heiwadai stadium and held on to finish second in 2:09:41.  Fujita, making a great comeback from the persistent injury problems, finished third, seven seconds behind Rey.

How the race unfolded

 


More news

2020-06-18 If you register now – you can get motivated sooner: Spielbank Berlin Silvesterlauf
2020-06-12 Registration opens for the 40th GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON
2020-04-17 Event update after the decisions made by the Federal Government on April 15, 2020
2020-03-12 GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON on April 5th, 2020 is cancelled

More news can be found in our news archive

Background illustration: Visualized by Bloomimages GmbH

Advertisement

Please accept advertising cookies so that the content can be displayed.

Advertisement

Please accept advertising cookies so that the content can be displayed.