Ugandan marathoner Stephen Kiprotich came 5th at the 33rd Haspa Marathon in Hamburg with a time of 2:07:57.
The Hamburg Marathon 2018 was won by Solomon Deksisa of Ethiopia with a 2:06:34 run time.
Tadu Abate and Abshero came 2nd and 3rd respectively to make a 1,2,3 Ethiopian finish.
Kiprotich came behind the leading pack of 3 Ethiopians and 2 Kenyan runners with about 15 minutes to the end of the marathon. 1:51:00 of time.
The long-distance runner, an Olympic marathon champion, having won gold at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, could not make in time.
Back home, a Kiprotich National High Altitude Training Centre is being constructed in Teryet, Kapchorwa district to honour his achievements.