Just over seven months have passed since the last edition of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg.

After being held in September for the first time last year, the marathon in the Hanseatic city has now returned to its traditional date in April.

Again with half marathon

In addition to the marathon race, a half marathon was also held for the fourth time. In addition, the relay marathon was also part of the running program.

Attack on the course record of the world record holder

Since the course records at the Hamburg Marathon are now several years old, this year an elite field was signed up, which was more top-class than it has been for a long time. In the men's race, several superstars were expected to attack the nine-year-old course record of marathon world record holder Eliud Kipochge. He ran a time of 2:05:30 hours in Hamburg in 2013.

Arrived with the tailwind of a Berlin victory

Guye Adola in particular can claim that this time is within the realm of possibility. The Ethiopian ran an outstanding time of 2:03:46 hours in 2017 on his marathon debut. Back then, he was only narrowly beaten by Eliud Kipchoge at the Berlin Marathon. It was still the fastest marathon debut ever. Four years later, Adola was back at the start in Berlin, where he triumphed after a tactical race with 2:05:45 hours. Now he wanted to take the next victory in Germany and ideally even the course record.

Junior world record holder with comeback

The comeback of junior marathon world record holder Tsegaye Mekonnen was also eagerly awaited. He celebrated his greatest career success in 2014 at the age of 18 when he won the Dubai Marathon in 2:04:32 hours. After that, Mekonnen was hardly able to match his performance, although he even won the marathon in Hamburg in 2017 with 2:07:26 hours. Since 2019, however, Mekonnen did not compete in a single international race. Now he was aiming to make a comeback at the Hamburg Marathon.

Other contenders for victory were Ethiopians Kinde Atanaw and Abebe Degefa, who arrived with best times under 2:05 hours. Kenya's Barselius Kipyego was also among the top favorites to win.

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World record holder with marathon premiere

In the women's race, Yalemzerf Yehualaw was the clear top favorite, even though she had never run a marathon before. However, since the Ethiopian holds the world record over the 10-kilometer distance (29:14 minutes) and is the second-fastest athlete of all time over the half-marathon distance with 1:03:51 hours, she naturally still had to be assigned the role of favorite. On her debut, she was also expected to set her sights on the course record set in 2016 by Meselech Melkamu, who finished the marathon in 2:21:55 at the time. Also competing in Hamburg was last year's winner Gadise Mulu.

Strong German team

Philipp Pflieger and Johannes Motschmann, among others, competed for Germany in the men's race. In the women's race, Deborah Schöneborn and Kristina Hendel were hoping for top places. They all also wanted to give a recommendation for the European Championship marathon this summer in Munich.

Course record of world record holder pulverized

In almost perfect conditions (light wind) four runners remained under the nine-year-old course record of marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge.

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Kenyan Cybrian Kotut and Stephen Kissa from Uganda fought for victory until the last meter. Kotut had the better reserves, triumphing after 2:04:47 hours by a razor-thin margin over Kissa (2:04:48 hours).

Workineh Tadesse (Ethiopia) and Victor Kiplangat (Uganda) also stayed under the old course record.

Germany's runners disappoint

The marathon did not go according to plan for Johannes Motschmann and Philipp Pflieger. While Pflieger had to end the race prematurely, Motschmann missed the marathon European Championship limit for Munich.

In the end even Florian Röser was the best German in 21st place with 2:15:03 hours. Johannes Motschmann followed a good two minutes later in 24th place after 2:17:08 hours.

World class time from Yehualaw

The Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw was responsible for the most outstanding performance of the day. With 2:17:23 hours, she not only improved the course record by more than four minutes, but even made it into the top 10 of the perpetual marathon best list. Only five runners have ever been faster than Yehualaw, who also set a national record for Ethiopia.

It was also the fastest marathon debut ever and the fastest women's marathon time on German soil.

Kristina Hendel in the Top 5

The fastest German was Kristina Hendel, who was also the best non-African in fifth place in 2:27:29. Also in the top 10 was Deborah Schöneborn (2:29:51, 9th place).


Results Hamburg Marathon 2022 ➤ Women

Pos Name Club Time
1 Yehualaw Yalemzerf ETH 02:17:23
2 Wereta Fikrte ETH 02:26:15
3 Cheluke Bone ETH 02:26:23
4 Mekonnen Tseginesh ETH 02:26:29
5 Hendel Kristina GER 02:27:29
6 Jeptoo Priscah KEN 02:28:48
7 Chacha Rosa ECU 02:28:52
8 Mulu Gadise ETH 02:29:37
9 Schoneborn Deborah GER 02:29:51
10 Soethout Jana GER 02:34:28
11 Elofsson Camilla SWE 02:35:09
12 Hessel Andreia BRA 02:36:48
13 Cherono Alice KEN 02:40:25
14 Themann Tabea Turnerbund Hamburg E... 02:40:45
15 Schulstad Fanny KFUM Örebro 02:40:55
16 Dr. Gomez-Acebo Aline ESP 02:42:02
17 Dr. Simon Laura Newcastle Flyers 02:44:55
18 Tempelhagen Hanna Turnerbund Hamburg E. 02:47:08
19 Uphoff Tinka Eintracht Frankfurt 02:48:11
20 Guarner Mireia Club Atletic Manresa 02:48:33
21 Bffikgaard Olsen Stine Katrine Randers Freja Atletik 02:53:09
22 Heinen Kerstin AC EIFEL 02:54:32
23 Brugger Julia LG Region Landshut 02:54:47
24 Prof. Michold Frida IK Akele 02:54:48
25 Petersen Helle Blak Viborg AM/Belki Teknik ... 02:55:11
26 Bjurman Anna IS Göta 02:55:38
27 Dr. Noerremark-Andersen Rikke SLUSE RUNNERS 02:56:24
28 Lange Finja LG UnterlüßFaßbergOl... 02:56:34
29 Dyrkolbotn Randi Marie MHI 03:01:00
30 Witte Susan LG Wilhelmshaven 03:01:42
31 Stadhouders Lian 03:03:04
32 Dr. Kinna Sonja LAV Stadtwerke Tübing... 03:03:49
33 Houlborg Vibeke Vexa HLM Running 03:04:17
34 Mangold Saskia TF Feuerbach 03:07:07
35 Jakob Gillian 03:07:21
36 Seifert Janke LET‘S RUN BREMEN 03:07:42
37 Holzmann Silke 03:08:26
38 Wiest Sarah Christiane Turnerbund Hamburg E. 03:09:41
39 Woltring Stefanie OTB Osnabrücker Turn. 03:09:53
40 Brock Katrine 03:09:58
41 Meyer Anna 03:10:06
42 Jacobsen Sina Fri Ööwingsfloose 03:10:14
43 Widmer Beate 03:10:47
44 Nielsen Helle Aarhus 1900 Kick 03:11:08
45 Van Den Broek Susanne 03:11:24
46 Klammer Birgit ASV Gherdeina Runners 03:11:30
47 Charters Annaka Victoria Park and Towe... 03:11:43
48 Stiepel Edith LC Nordhorn 03:11:49
49 Saanum Inger Dagny GE Healthcare 03:11:59
50 Rauch Janaina 03:12:06

Results Hamburg Marathon 2022 ➤ Men

Pos Name Club Time
1 Kotut Cybrian KEN 02:04:47
2 Kissa Stephen UGA 02:04:48
3 Tadesse Workineh ETH 02:05:07
4 Kiplangat Victor UGA 02:05:09
5 Negewo Abebe ETH 02:06:05
6 Bere Masresha ETH 02:06:44
7 Kiptoo Edwin KEN 02:06:52
8 Kiptoo Abraham KEN 02:06:59
9 Asmare Bazezew ETH 02:07:13
10 Ngeno Bernard KEN 02:07:27
11 Hassan Ibrahim DJI 02:07:38
12 Alemu Dechasa ETH 02:08:07
13 Shewalem Yirgalem ETH 02:08:32
14 Beshir Kedir SOM 02:12:16
15 Buchanan Andrew AUS 02:12:23
16 Shields Caden NZL 02:13:21
17 Castro Dario MEX 02:13:37
18 Leandersson Jonas SWE 02:13:58
19 Corneschi Alexandru ROM 02:14:01
20 Flores Hesiquio MEX 02:14:30
21 Röser Florian GER 02:15:03
22 Waiss Hassan DJI 02:15:40
23 Lopez Andres COL 02:16:22
24 Motschmann Johannes GER 02:17:08
25 Lääs Kristofer SWE 02:17:18
26 Ramdane Cherif Tim GER 02:17:31
27 Lawrence Alex Victoria Park & Tower ... 02:17:41
28 Lopez Sergio COL 02:23:20
29 Ulriksen Kristian Tromso Lopeklubb 02:23:25
30 Kirkeberg Alexander Namdal Lopeklubb 02:23:59
31 Bäckström Richard Hälle If 02:26:40
32 Gezae Filimon LG BremenNord 02:26:43
33 Wernsdörfer Mario LG Bamberg 02:27:26
34 Cheptoch Benard UGA 02:27:26
35 Dr. Mason Chris Ealing, Southall & Midd... 02:27:32
36 Bahn Stephan SCC Berlin 02:28:59
37 Strandby Brian Birch Kolding Triathlon Klub 02:29:08
38 Dschasga David GER 02:29:54
39 Uliczka Steffen GER 02:29:57
40 Franke Benjamin LT Haspa Marathon Ha. 02:30:14
41 Hiller Christian Turnerbund Hamburg E. 02:30:21
42 Dr. Ovcharov Aleksei 02:30:30
43 R0mer Holm Anders Grindsted Motion/RU 02:31:02
44 Baudron Nicolas Blagnac SC 02:31:07
45 Ingberg Andreas Örebro AIK 02:31:30
46 Landström Erik 02:31:49
47 Porebski Thomas Flying Pukeko Racing T... 02:32:05
48 Winkler Benjamin USC Kiel 02:32:06
49 Garreau Romain VALENCIA TEAM 02:32:21
50 Dr. Gudmand Martin SNIK 02:33:17

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