An Ethiopian Double victory at Rome Marathon

Abebe Negewo Degefa (Photo: Giancarlo Colombo) -
Abebe Negewo Degefa (Photo: Giancarlo Colombo) –

Rome, Italy – Ethiopian runners took both the men’s and the women’s titles at the 21st edition of the Acea Rome Marathon, with Abebe Negewo Degefa and Meseret Kitat Tolwalk winning at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:12:23 and 2:30:25 respectively on Sunday (22).

Birhanu Achame made it an Ethiopian one-two in the men’s race as he took second in 2:12:32 with Italy’s Jamel Chatbi third with 214:04.

Alem Fikre Kifle, also of Ethiopia, was second in the women’s race in 2:31:01 with Italy’s Deborah Toniolo a distant third in 2:36:27.