Ayele & Abebech victorious at PWN Egmond Half Marathon
Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands Ã¢â‚¬â€œAyele Abshero and Abebech Afework of Ethiopia scored victories in the men and womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s categories at the 29th edition of the PWN Egmond Half Marathon here on Sunday.
Ayele finished first in 1:02:23, thirty seconds ahead of Wilfred Kirwa, while fellow Ethiopian Abebe Dinkessa claimed third place in 1:03:10.
In the womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race, Ethiopian athletes claimed the top two positions, with Abebech Afework and Workitu Ayanu finishing 1-2 and Melkam Gizaw coming in 4th place.
Lornah Kiplagat of Kenya withdrew midway in the race due to recurring injury.
1. Ayele Abshero, EthÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:02:23
2. Wilfred Kirwa, KenÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:02:53
3. Abebe Dinkesa, EthÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:03:10
4. Fabiano Joseph, TanÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:03:16
5. Michael Mutai, KenÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:03:19
1. Abebech Afework, EthÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 1:12:53
2. Workitu Ayanu, EthÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:12:56
3. Flomena Chepchirchir, KenÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:13:10
4. Melkam Gizaw, EthÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:13:48
5. Hilda Kibet, NedÃ‚Â Ã‚Â 1:14:24