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Ethiopian runners dominate Rabat Marathon

RABAT, (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian athletes dominated Morocco’s Rabat International Marathon as they swept most of the medals in both men’s and women’s races on Sunday.

In the men’s race, Ethiopia’s Fikadu Kebebe Debele won the gold medal after crossing the finish line in a time of 2:09:37, followed by Kenyan Kigen Sammy at 2:09:39. Another Ethiopian, Samuel Getachew Demie, came third at 2:09:44.

In the women’s category, Alemu Worknesch won the title in 2:30:04. She was followed by Kenya’s Jeptoo Eunice with a time of 2:33:41 and the other Ethiopian, Bekelu Beji Geletu, in 2:34:05.

Some 9,000 athletes took part in the marathon.

             

 

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