Gotytom Gebrseslase of Ethiopia won the women’s marathon on Monday in the time of 2:18:11.

Kenyan Judith Korir took second just nine seconds back with a new personal best.

Lonah Salpeter, who had a rough go in Sapporo last August during the Tokyo Olympics — like Cameron Levins of Canada — had a strong comeback of note, taking bronze in the time of 2:20:18.

The 27-year-old Gebrseslase owns a best of 2:18:18 which she accomplished in her debut winning the 2021 Berlin Marathon, the eighth fastest performance of all time.

American Sara Hall was cheered on loudly by her fans, being the lead runner from the US and owning a best of 2:20:32. Like her husband and coach Ryan Hall, she owns the American half-marathon record, which she set in Houston this year at 67:15. The 39-year-old has enjoyed a late-career reconnaissance. Hall finished in fifth position in the time of 2:22:10.

Teammate Emma Bates clocked a new personal best time of 2:23:18 to finish seventh, while Keira D’Amato was the third American and finished in eighth position with her finish time of 2:23:34. As a team, USA finished first.

Canadian Leslie Sexton, who is also enjoying a late-career resurgence finished 13th in her first global championships event with a 2:28:52 finish. Fellow Canadians Kinsey Middleton and Élissa Legault finished well also in their global championships debut. They finished in 2:32:56 and 2:37:35, respectively.

1Gotytom GEBRESLASEETH2:18:11 CR
2Judith Jeptum KORIRKEN2:18:20 PB
3Lonah Chemtai SALPETERISR2:20:18
4Nazret WELDUERI2:20:29 NR
5Sara HALLUSA2:22:10 SB
6Angela TANUIKEN2:22:15
7Emma BATESUSA2:23:18 PB
8Keira D’AMATOUSA2:23:34
9Mizuki MATSUDAJPN2:23:49
10Citlali MOSCOTEMEX2:26:33
11Deshun ZHANGCHN2:28:11
12Jess PIASECKIGBR2:28:41
13Leslie SEXTONCAN2:28:52 SB
14Sarah KLEINAUS2:30:10 PB
15Militsa MIRCHEVABUL2:30:20
16Alisa VAINIOFIN2:30:29
17Tereza HROCHOVÁCZE2:30:39 SB
18Risper GESABWAMEX2:30:47 SB
19Mieke GORISSENBEL2:31:06 SB
20Beverly RAMOSPUR2:31:10 NR
21Zhanna MAMAZHANOVAKAZ2:31:15
22Zhixuan LICHN2:31:20 SB
23Maor TIYOURIISR2:31:54 SB
24Hanna LINDHOLMSWE2:32:08 SB
25Carolina WIKSTRÖMSWE2:32:24
26Kinsey MIDDLETONCAN2:32:56
27Élissa LEGAULTCAN2:37:35
28Adrijana POP ARSOVAMKD2:41:20
29Kit Ching YIUHKG2:43:13 SB
30Munkhzaya BAYARTSOGTMGL2:46:09
31Chun-Yu TSAOTPE2:47:02 SB
32Aydee HUAMANPER3:04:16 SB

*Cover photo and twitter image © Michael Scott.