Carpi, Italy – Hungary’s Aniko Kalovics, who ran the first marathon of her career, smashed the national record with 2:26:43 winning the Maratona d’Italia Memorial Enzo Ferrari from Maranello to Carpi one week after finishing eleventh in the IAAF World Road Running Championships in Debrecen in 66:20 (also a national record) in the 20 km. Rosaria Console crossed the finish-line in 2:28:43 bouncing back from her disappointment in the European Championshps in Gothenburg where she fell because she was obstructed in the mid of the race, an accident which forced her to drop out. Vincenza Sicari, who used Carpi as a test before the Florence Marathon on 26 November, ended the race in third place in 2:37:00.
Kenyan David Kemboi Kiyeng took a dramatic win beating his compatriot David Omiti Makori prevailing by just one second in 2:10:07 after a very close battle to the finish-line in Piazza Martiri in Carpi. Hillary Korir and Henry Serem also dipped under 2:11 finishing third in 2:10:16 and fourth in 2:10:59 respectively.