Ethiopia power to podium berths in Dubai Marathon

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Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Aselefech Mergia Medessa clinched the men’s and women’s crowns in the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.

By Moni Mathews (Principal Correspondent)

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Published: Fri 23 Jan 2015, 12:07 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Nov 2021, 11:05 AM

Dubai - Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Aselefech Mergia Medessa clinched the men’s and women’s crowns in the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, on Friday.

Lemi won in 2hrs:05min:28sec ahead of compatriots Lelisa Desisa Benti (2:05:52) and Deribe Robi Melka (2:06:06) as marathon running power house Ethiopia swept the board with all the top 10 positions going their way.


Hayle clinched the Zurich Marathon in 2014 while Desisa was the winner of the Dubai Marathon on his debut here in 2013.

In the women’s category, Kenyans Glady’s Cherono Kiprono (2:20:03) and Lucy Wangui Kabuu (2:20:21) won silver and bronze behind course record holder Mergia who hit the tape in 2:20:02.


Ethiopia again had a field day in this section with eight of their women finishing in the top 10. moni@khaleejtimes.com



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