Philadelphia Marathon 2018: Men's and Women's Top Finishers and Results

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Runners participate in the 2018 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on September 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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New York's Tadesse Yai Dabi and Albuquerque's Serkalem Abrha won the men's and women's races at the Philadelphia Marathon, respectively, on Sunday morning.  

Yai Dabi (2:14:46) narrowly edged out Birhanu Dare Kemel (2:14:53) and Diriba Yigezu (2:17:09) for the win, while Abrha held off Anna Weber (2:40:11) and Sarah Kiptoo (2:42:42) with a bit more ease.

Both winners set course records:

Steve Keeley @KeeleyFox29

New course record for Philadelphia Marathon 2:14:45. New York City man wins @FOX29philly https://t.co/qlJdH7vnI7

Steve Keeley @KeeleyFox29

Women’s winner ALSO sets Philadelphia Marathon course record. Just awesome @FOX29philly https://t.co/1aTl0lJbry

It was a cold but clear morning in Philadelphia, with runners fighting through temperatures in the 40s as they took to the streets, starting near the Philadelphia Art Museum. The course took runners through Center City and Old City, down by the Delaware River at Penn's Landing before heading back up Chestnut Street and along the Schuylkill River before looping back around and finishing once again near the museum.

The course cut through some of the most famous areas of the city, with a number of runners taking in the views: 

Steven Fisher @Steven_Fisher10

#Philadelphia @NBCPhiladelphia https://t.co/y9HmHYZ4jX

Jason Rothman @JasonRothman

Off & running. The AACR @Philly_Marathon is underway! #PhillyMarathon https://t.co/CHisLt1jbc

As for the locals, Philadelphia's Matthew Herzig finished sixth (2:18:34) and Paul Matuszak (2:22:32) came in 10th among the men, while Margaret Vido (2:42:47) came in fourth and Kaitlin Frei (2:44:10) finished ninth for the women.