Dubai Marathon: Getaneh Molla Breaks Course Record

Getaneh Tamire Molla of Ethiopia setting a new record.
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Dubai – Getaneh Tamire Molla of Ethiopia broke the course record to emerge as the winner of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon with a timing of 2:03:34. He shattered the record set by his compatriot Mosinet Geremew in the 2018 edition with a time of 2:04:00.

Herpassa Negasa Kitesa of Ethiopia finished second in the men’s with a timing of 2:03:40 while his compatriot Asefa Mengstu Negewo finished third at 2:04:24. It was once again a clean sweep by the Ethiopian men.

Meanwhile, Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya shattered the course record in the women’s race with a time of 2:17:08. She broke the record of Roza Dereje of Ethiopia’s timing of 2:19:17 in the 2018 edition.

In the women’s race, Worknesh Degefa Debele of Ethiopia finished second with a timing of 2:17: 41 while her compatriot Worknesh Degefa Gurmesa with a timing of 2:21:05 finished third. Chepngetich of Kenya ended the domination of Ethiopians in the women’s race by emerging the winner.

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