Tanzanian Magdalena Shauri shines at Berlin Marathon

Tanzanian athlete Magdalena Shauri has today, September 24, 2023, made history at the Berlin Marathon after finishing third, having completed the 42-kilometre race in 2:18:41.

This marks a significant achievement for the athlete who won the Dodoma NBC half marathon, which was held in the nation's capital in July this year.

Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa won the race with a record of 2:11:53, surpassing Magdalena and Sheila Chepkirui of Kenya, who came in second with a time of 2:17:49.

Magdalena, who was competing alongside world-renowned athletes from Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States, Uganda, England, and other countries, has secured an automatic qualification to participate in the Olympic championship, to be held in Paris, France, next year.