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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.
Despite the sometimes breezy winds, several people performed fine times on it, last year, the new track stretch.
Best Swedish was Eskilstuna FI's Adhanom Abraha who in time 2:16:48 ran the fastest time of a Swedish in ASICS Stockholm Marathon, in twenty years.(06/01/2019) ⚡AMP
2020 race moved from May 30th to September 5. The Public Health Agency of Sweden and the government have decided to ban all meetings and events with more than 500 participants until further notice. We are still working hard to find out how this will affect ASICS Stockholm Marathon on May 30th. A further announcement will be made soon. (As...more...