On October 25th Valdas Dopolskas completed Frankfurt Marathon in 02:16:35 and qualified for Rio 2016. Qualifying standard for marathon (men) in the upcoming Olympics is 02:17:00. Frankfurt Marathon is very successful for Lithuanian athletes not for the first time: in 1997 Česlovas Kundrotas finished the race course in 02:12:35 and he holds Lithuanian record for marathon since then.
Valdas Dopolskas is the winner of “Teo” Half Marathon which was held during “Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon” on September 13, 2015. He completed the race in 01:07:29 and beat his personal best time.
For more information, visit official page of Frankfurt Marathon.