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Ethopia’s double delight at Paris marathon

Ethopia’s double delight at Paris marathon

MULUGETA Uma and Mestawut Fikir won the Paris Marathon men's and women's races to give Ethiopia a double in the event for the first time in five years. On a course that was different from the Olympic event in August, Uma won with a time of 2:05:33, beating Kenyans Titus Kipruto and Elisha Rotich. Kipruto finished 15 seconds behind Uma while Rotich was more than a minute behind. Rotich was the pre-race favourite going into the event having set the course record in 2021. In the women's race, Fikir finished with a time of 2:20:45 in her first marathon, pipping…
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Ethiopia’s Ayana takes Paris win on marathon debut

Ethiopia’s Ayana takes Paris win on marathon debut

ETHIOPIA'S Abeje Ayana won the men's race at the Paris Marathon in his first competitive run over the distance and Kenya's Helah Kiprop claimed the women's title. The 20-year-old Ayana won with a time of two hours, seven minutes and 15 seconds, 20 seconds ahead of compatriot and pre-race favourite Guye Adola with Kenya's Josphat Boit a further five seconds back in third. After clocking 59:39 in a half marathon in Poznan, Poland in 2021, Ayana was one of the men to watch on a grey, windy morning in the French capital. He sped away from a group of four…
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