Ethiopia’s Sahlesilassie wins 2019 Stockholm Marathon
A new record was set when Nigussie Sahlesilassie won the 2019 Stockholm Marathon last Saturday.
The Ethiopian beat the track record by a full 48 seconds when he won the race in two hours, 10 minutes and 10 seconds.
He was followed by fellow Ethiopian Tafese Delegen in the second place while Kenyan runner Gilbert Kollum Yegon placed third.
It was cool and cloudy in the Swedish capital, with competitors and spectators experiencing some light rain. Nevertheless, 12,845 runners competed in the 41st annual marathon.
The Stockholm Marathon is one of the biggest in Europe and widely considered to amongst the most beautiful in the world.
Runners past some of the city’s most famous landmarks and historical buildings.
Stockholm is built on a series of islands, large parts of the course run along the waterfront.