A 1-2 finish for Ethiopian Athletes in Bix 7 women’s race

Sule UturaSule Utura has big plans for the $12,500 she won Saturday as the women’s champion at the 39th annual Quad-City Times Bix 7.

The 23-year-old Ethiopian planned to put whatever money she won toward the purchase of a new laptop computer.

She can afford several after touring the seven-mile course through the streets of Davenport in 36 minutes, 34 seconds, taking advantage of near-perfect weather conditions to sprint past fellow Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba in the final mile to claim the Bix 7 title and a five-second victory.

“I want to secure a computer,’’ Utura said. “It will be a nice one.’’ Read more

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