Sydney Marathon 2023: Moroccan Othmane El Goumri Crowned Champion of Men’s Race

Moroccan athlete Othmane El Goumri (31) won, on September 17, the men’s race at the 2023 Sydney Marathon, clocking 2h 08 min 20 sec.

The Moroccan runner, who claimed his first victory following his win in the Dublin Marathon in 2019, beat Kenya’s Laban Kipngetich Korir (2h 08 min 43 sec) and Ethiopia’s Getaneh Molla Tamire (2h 11 min 22 sec).

In the women’s race, American Betsy Saina snatched the title, completing the race in 2h 26min 47sec, ahead of Ethiopia’s Rahma Tusa Chota (2h 26min 53sec) and Kenya’s Gladys Chesir Kiptagelai (2h 28 min 41 sec).

It should be recalled that El Goumri had broken a record in the Dublin Marathon in 2019, clocking 2h 8 min 04 sec. During this marathon, the Moroccan athlete crossed the finish line at Merrion Square, seconds before Stephe Scullion, in an edition that brought together over 22,000 participants.

In 2012, El Goumri claimed first place at the Francophone Games in Nice, France; second at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey; and third at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

El Goumri also represented Morocco at two outdoor World Championships and one indoor.

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