Mizuki Noguchi (JPN), winner in 2:19:12 hours (new course, Japanese
and Asian record)
Mizuki Noguchi: „I am happy about my victory and the three records
– the Japanese record, the Asian record and the course record. The
course is really flat and nice to run. The slight ups and downs helped
me to find my rhythm. My coach told me not to worry about split times.
I have to thank the fabulous spectators, who cheered me all the way to
the finish. I am so happy to have run here.”
What did you like about the course the most and did you have
Mizuki Noguchi: “I saw a lot of churches and quite old buildings.
But I also saw very nice shops and everywhere people. The race was good,
only at 35 k my feet started to get heavy. But I thought of my training
and I grit my teeth.”
Luminita Zaituc (GER) – runner up in 2:27:34
“I am happy with the second place, although the race was tough.
I never thought of giving up, also I had cramps at 30 k. I felt it already
at 15 k but wanted to finish the race.
Asale Tafa (ETH), third in 2:28:27
„I am satisfied with the results and it was nice to run here.“
Philip Manyim (KEN), winner in 2:07:41 hours
Philip Manyim: „I am very happy with my result, although it was
very hot. Some time in between I thought I need to drink something, to
get away with my life. It was my third marathon. Berlin is very nice and
I want to come back next year. When I was training in Kenya, I wanted
to win. But when I was here, sure I was a little bit afraid because there
were some athletes with a PB under 2:07. After 25 k, Mark Milde said to
me that when I want to win the race, I would have to go away now. And
When you finished you cried, why was that and what do you want
to do next?
Philip Manyim: “I was so happy to win my first big marathon. It
was so emotional because first I have not expected to win and second because
the conditions in Kenya are so bad. I am looking forward to go home and
plan my next season there. To win in Berlin means a lot to me, I will
share the money with my family and friends. We share everything in Kenya.”
Peter Chebet (KEN), runner up in 2:08:58
“I never thought of catching Philip, because I had so much to do
with the attacks of Jackson Koech. The race was good, but warm.”
Jackson Koech, third in 2:09:07
“I had no energy left on the home stretch, so I had to give up
the second place.”