Merima Mohammed wins women’s elite race in Bolder

Merima Mohammed
Merima Mohammed

By Sarah Kuta

Bolder, Colorado – The Ethiopian women have a habit of winning the Bolder Boulder international team challenge, and Monday was no different as they won their sixth team title in seven years.

Ethiopia’s Merima Mohammed, a 20-year-old Bolder Boulder newcomer, took the lead shortly after the four-mile mark and held on to win the Memorial Day 10-kilometer race comfortably in 33 minutes, 58.79 seconds.

As she ran into Folsom Field, the first elite runner of the day to finish, the stadium roared and small pockets of fans shook red, yellow and green flags to show their support for Team Ethiopia. Mohammed is the fourth Ethiopian female to win the race in the last five years. Read more