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Aman and Melese win Addis Ababa City Marathon

Ethiopia’s Leila Aman pulled off a massive recovery to win the women’s race in this morning’s 9th Moha Addis Ababa City Marathon held in Addis Ababa.

The 21-year old runner, who finished ninth in the Berlin Marathon recently, clawed back to close a massive gap of just over five minutes to record her first Marathon victory on Ethiopian soil in a time of 2:52.03 just under four minutes ahead of Sisay Me’eso (2:56.02).

In the men’s race, it was little-known Gashaw Melese who took the honours completing the race in a time of 2:22.27 ahead of Zerihun Ambaye and Tekeste Kebede.

Elshadai Negash for the IAAF

Results

Men
1. Gashaw Melese (Federal Police) 2:22.27
2. Zerihun Ambaye (Private) 2:23.21
3. Tekeste Kebede (Federal Police) 2:24.02
4. Habte Jifar (Prisons) 2:25.05
5. Adugna Tola (Defense) 2:25.30

Women
1. Leila Aman (Federal Police) 2:52.03
2. Sisay Meeso (Federal Police) 2:56.02
3. Meserett Kotu (Federal Police) 2:56.39
4. Keneni Chala (Federal Police) 2:58.32
5. Terengo Getachew (Federal Police) 2:58.45