2015 Frankfurt Marathon

The IAAF Gold Label Race had finish-line dramatics.

An IAAF Gold Label Road Race, the Frankfurt Marathon took place this weekend in Germany. The finish line inside Frankfurt’s Festhalle was the site of plenty of drama—Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma held off two Kenyan rivals to win in 2:06:26, though the bigger cheers were reserved for Germany’s own Arne Gabius. That’s because his time of 2:08:33 broke the 27-year-old German record, and is the fastest marathon by a European this year.

The women’s race was won by Ethiopia’s Gulume Tollesa in 2:23:12 in a sprint finish, beating Dinkinesh Mekash by a nose.

Here are photos from the race, taken by