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1 Fasil Kenema 17 8 6 3 26 13 +13 30
2 Mekelle 70 Enderta 17 9 2 6 21 15 +6 29
3 Kedus Giorgis 17 7 7 3 22 13 +9 28
4 Sidama Bunna 17 9 0 8 34 28 +6 27
5 Bahardar 17 8 3 6 23 23 +0 27
6 Suhul Shire 17 6 6 5 16 19 -3 24
7 Awassa Kenema 17 6 5 6 20 28 -8 23
8 Ethiopia Bunna 17 5 7 5 27 18 +9 22
9 Adama Kenema 17 5 7 5 18 14 +4 22
10 Sebeta Kenema 17 6 4 7 19 20 -1 22
11 Welayta Dicha 17 6 4 7 19 20 -1 22
12 Wolkite Ketema 17 6 4 7 13 15 -2 22
13 Dire Dawa Kenema 17 6 3 8 16 26 -10 21
14 Jimma Aba Jifar 17 4 7 6 11 14 -3 19
15 Welwalo Adigra… 17 4 6 7 19 25 -6 18
16 Hadiya Hosaena 17 3 5 9 12 25 -13 14

Yeshaneh breaks half marathon world record in Ras Al Khaimah

Ababel Yeshaneh wins the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon (Giancarlo Colombo /

Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh smashed the world record* to win the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on Friday (21), clocking 1:04:31 at the World Athletics Gold Label road race.

Marathon world record-holder Brigid Kosgei was a distant second in 1:04:49, but her time was also inside the previous world record of 1:04:51, set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in Valencia in 2017.

Kosgei led for the first half, following pacemaker Geoffrey Pyego as he brought the field through five kilometres in 15:07 – 1:03:47 pace – with nine women in tow. By the time Kosgei reached 10 kilometres in 30:18, only Yeshaneh was able to stick with the Kenyan as Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yelahun led the chase pack some 11 seconds behind.

Roughly one mile after passing 15 kilometres in 45:38, Yeshaneh overtook Kosgei and continued to pull away. Although Yeshaneh’s pace slowed, she was still able to maintain her speed – and world record pace – better than Kosgei and covered the second 10km segment in 30:54.

Yeshaneh crossed the line in 1:04:31 to take 20 seconds off the world record while Kosgei followed in a Kenyan record of 1:04:49. It was revenge of sorts for the Ethiopian, who had finished second at last year’s Chicago Marathon when Kosgei won in a world record of 2:14:04.

Read more at: World Athletics

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