“After 22 (miles),” she said, “I go.” And then she made a sweeping motion with her right hand – an impossible-to-misunderstand gesture of speed unleashed.
Abebe, a 27-year-old Ethiopian, rode a late, sustained surge to a comfortable victory in the women’s portion of the Anthem Richmond Marathon. Abebe, who ran 2:39:26 on a frosty morning, began to separate herself from a cluster of three pacesetters with about four miles remaining on the homeward half of the course.
She finished 26 seconds ahead of countrywoman Mahlet Melese and 1:22 ahead of Meagan Nedlo of Salem, Mass.
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