The young Shadrack Kimining sprinted away from number 2, Emmanuel Kipsang with only a few kilometers left to race and passed the finishing line with a time of 1:01:31. His fellow-countryman finished in 2nd place 11 seconds later. As Wilson Kipsang didn’t make it to the starting line due to a cold, Wilson Kipsang was the favorite. He however did not show great form today and finished 4th with a time of 1:02:23.
The very talented Meseret Belete Tola, only 17 years old, finished the race with a time of 1:09:06, which is the 7th fastest time in Göteborgsvarvets history on the ladies’ side. Just after her, another talented young female, Bekelech Gudeta, passed the finish line after 1:09:56.
The favorite, Joyce Chepkirui, who won Göteborgsvarvet in 2011 and set a new track record, was forced to break the race due to an injury.