Ethiopian Athletes Dominate Xiamen International Marathon

Ethiopia’s Fatuma Sado overcame heavy rain and a stomach problem in the latter sages to win a second title at the Xiamen International Marathonan IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday .

Sado finished the race in 2:26:41 to extend Ethiopian women’s winning streak in Xiamen to nine. Her winning mark is 2:25 shy of her 2:24:16 PB set at the 2015 Toronto Marathon. Fellow Ethiopian Mare Dibaba set the course record of 2:19:52 in 2015.

Alemayehu trimmed more than six minutes off her PB to finish second in 2:30:09. It was only her second race over the classic distance. Last year she clocked 2:36:55 to finish sixth in Hefei, China.

See Also:  Memorandum No. 7: PM Abiy, "Ethiopia Shall Rise!"

Defending champion Mengistu rallied to take third in 2:30:15, more than four minutes shy of her winning mark of 2:25:58 last year.

Debele leads Ethiopian top-three finish in men’s race

The men’s race also saw a sweep of the podium by Ethiopians.

Dejene Debela, who owns a PB of 2:07:10 from his fourth place finish in Eindhoven last year, emerged victorious from a three-man battle in the last kilometre to notch his first marathon title in 2:11:22.

Read more at: IAAF.org

Share
See Also:  Eritrea sending delegation to Ethiopia for peace talks


Join the Conversation on Facebook and Twitter

AddisNews is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we get contents from and provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed by them.

Click Here to Read More on AddisNews

Recommended For You

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.