Shenzhen Marathon: Second-place finish for Ethiopian Athletes

Kenyan marathon runner Peter Kimeli Some (AFP / Getty Images)

Ethiopian athletes finished second in both men and women’ s races at the Shenzhen Marathon today. 

In the men’s race, Temesgen Gonfa finished second (2:18.01) behind pre-race favourite Peter Kimeli of Kenya (2:14.40).

In the women’s race, Mulu Seboka, one of the pre-race favourites in the women’s race and owner of a 2:21:56 PB, had to settle for second place in 2:35:28 ahead of compatriots Nigist Muluneh Desta and Shuru Diriba Dulume.

Kyrgyzstan’s Viktoria Poliudina won the race in 2:33.25.



1 Peter Kimeli Some (KEN) 2:14:49
2 Temesgen Gonfa Hirpa (ETH) 2:18:01
3 Edwin Kimaiyo Kangogo (KEN) 2:18:03
4 Haimot Mateb Muluneh (ETH) 2:18:04
5 Debela Tadese Yadete (ETH) 2:18:05
6 Thomas Esito Ekiru (KEN) 2:18:07
7 Teame Habte Tekle (ETH) 2:18:09
8 Alemayo Tola Debela (ETH) 2:18:22

1 Viktoria Poliudina (KGZ) 2:33:25
2 Mulu Seboka (ETH) 2:35:28
3 Nigist Muluneh Desta (ETH) 2:36:54
4 Shuru Diriba Dulume (ETH) 2:41:19
5 Marta Markos Ayele (ETH) 2:43:02
6 Urge Dechasa Eresa (ETH) 2:43:02

Source: IAAF


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