Frankfurt marathon champion celebrates win with face-plant

Everybody goals of how they may have a good time after they cross the end line, however for Selly Kaptich of Kenya, who received Sunday’s Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, her celebration didn’t go as deliberate as she face-planted into the bottom.


The 37-year-old marathoner, who trains with NN Working Workforce, received the race in 2:23:11. She was on tempo for a sub-2:20 outcome and a course file till late within the race, when temperatures reached a file excessive for Oct. 30 of twenty-two C. 

As Kaptich crossed the end line, the people holding the winner’s tape let go of it too early, leading to her taking a tumble. Kaptich took the autumn like a champ and instantly caught her arms within the air. 

Brimin Misoi of Kenya was the shock winner of the lads’s race, clocking a three-minute finest to win in 2:06:11 on Sunday afternoon. This was his first marathon win since 2019, when he received the Nairobi Marathon in 2:10:43. 

The marathon simply occurs to be certainly one of 4 operating distances the place you generally see these face-plants occur. The opposite three must be cross-country, the 400m and the 800m. In all these distances, your legs are fully tied up on the finish, and including a ending tape into the combo doesn’t assist. 

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