Ethiopian Athletes dominate Florence Marathon
The 2009 & 2010 Rome Marathon champion, Dado crossed the finish line in 2:28:58, with fellow compatriot Meseret Mengistu coming in second place in 2:30.45. Alena Samokhvalova of Russia finished a distant third in 2:36:42.
Debutant Aredo Tadese clinched the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race defeating fellow Ethiopian and race favorite Teshome Gelana. Both credited with a finishing time of 2:12.41.
Leading Results –
1 Aredo Tolesa Tadese (Ethiopia) 2:12:41
2 Teshome Gelana (Ethiopia) 2:12:41
3 Edea Bane Tola (Ethiopia) 2:13:30
1 Firehiwot Tufa Dado (Ethiopia) 2:28:58
2 Meseret Mengistu (Ethiopia) 2:30:45
3 Alena Samokhvalova (Russia) 2:36:42