Ethiopian Athletes dominate AAG Half-Marathon Races

Maputo, Mozambique — Ethiopian athletes dominated the men’s and women’s half marathons at the 10th All-Africa Games here today.

In the women’s event, Mare Dibaba and Mamitu Daska took the gold and silver medals, finishing the 21 kilometre distance 1 hour 10 minutes and 47 seconds, and 1.10.52 respectively.

Hilaria Johannes of Namibia took the bronze in 1.11.12, while Hortencia Domingos of Mozambique finished last in th place.

In the men’s half marathon, Ethiopian athletes Lelisa Benti and Bekana Tolesa took the gold and bronze, in times of 1.04.31 and 1.04.51. The silver medal went to Kenyan Kenneth Kipkemoi in 1.04.44.