Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
KALMER SISTERS ON FORM IN VIENNA
Rene Kalmer took sixth place at the Vienna Marathon in Austria on Sunday, with younger sister Christine Kalmer securing ninth position on debut.
The more fancied of the siblings, Rene, went through halfway in 1:14:50, and while she lost some momentum in the second half she held on to cross the line in 2:33:21.
Christine, meanwhile, completed the race in 2:39:16 in her first attempt at the 42km distance.
Maj Neuenschwander of Switzerland won the race in 2:30:09, finishing 10 seconds clear of Kenyan Agnes Mutune.
Ethiopian athlete Sisay Lemech bagged the men’s title, nearly five minutes ahead of his closest competitor, in 2:07:31.