Ethiopians Roza Dereje and Kinde Atanaw Alayew produced impressive victories at the Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, in the eastern Spanish city today
In the women’s race Dereje clocked 2:18:30 to move up to No. 8 on the all-time world list while pulling the next three finishers under 2:19, the first time four women have broken that barrier in the same race.
In the men’s contest the 26-year-old Alayew clocked 2:03:53 in his debut over the distance to finish 38 seconds inside the previous Spanish all-comers record set at this race last year.
- Kinde Atanaw Alayew (ETH) 2:03:51
- Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (TUR) 2:04:16
- Guye Adola (ETH) 2:04:42
- Abebe Degefa (ETH) 2:04:51
- Philemon Kacheran(KEN) 2:06:04
- Roza Dereje (ETH) 2:18:30
- Azmera Abreha (ETH) 2:18:33
- Birhane Dibaba (ETH) 2:18:46
- Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:18:51
- Zeineba Yimer (ETH) 2:19:27
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