Ethiopian-born Athletes dominate Antrim Cross Country event

Ethiopian-born athletes Mimi Belete and Maryam Jamal of Bahrain (Photo: Zimbio.com)

Ethiopian-born athletes filled the first three places in the women’s event at the Antrim International Cross Country event as Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton had to settle for fourth place.

Mimi Belete, who runs for Bahrain, was a second ahead of Maryam Jamal who also represents the Middle Eastern country.

Belete’s sister Almensh, who represents Belgium, took third place as she came in one second ahead of Britton.

World Cross Country champion Japhet Korir won the men’s event.

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