12 JUN 2000 General News

Tola and Joseph win Copenhagen half marathon


AFP

12 June 2000Malmo, Sweden – On Monday Ethiopia’s Tsefaye Tola won the Copenhagen-Malmo half marathon in 59.46 ahead of Kenyan Philip Rugut. Tanzania’s Faustin Baha came third.

In the women’s race, Tanzania’s Resituta Joseph took victory in 1:07.55 ahead of Kenya’s Joyce Chepchumba, runner up at this year’s London marathon behind Tegla Loroupe, and Russian Ljubov Morgunova.

Results:

Men
1. Tsefaye Tola (ETH) 59:46
2. Philip Rugut (KEN) 59.55
3. Faustin Baha (TAN) 1:00:02
4. Robert Stefko (SVK) 1:00:24
5. Gezahenga Abera (ETH) 1:00:28

Women
1. Resituta Joseph (TAN) 1:07.55.
2. Joyce Chepchumba (KEN) 1:08:14
3. Ljubov Morgunova (RUS) 1:08:40

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