Ethiopian double in Yangzhou

Yakob Jarso (Photo: Giancarlo Colombo)
Yakob Jarso (Photo: Giancarlo Colombo)

Ethiopian runners continued their dominance of the Yangzhou International Half Marathon on Sunday (21) as Jakob Jarso and Worknesh Degefa triumphed at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Having won both men’s and women’s races in 2011, Ethiopian runners narrowly missed the feat in 2012 with a win in the men’s race and a loss by one second in the women’s race. But on a sunny Sunday morning in 2013, they started the race as favourites and did not disappoint at the finish line.

Degefa finally lands a big win

The women’s race was a very different one in contrast to the men’s competition. Right from the start line three Ethiopians – Worknesh Degefa, Tadelech Bekele and Yebrqual Melese – left the others well behind, making sure it was a race only between athletes from one country. Read more



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