Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ethiopia women retain Bolder Boulder race title

(May 29, 2013, (Boulder))--Ethiopians once again showed their running prowess by winning the Bolder Boulder marathon challenge on Monday. It was the country’s 6th victory in the past 7 years. Ethiopia's Merima Mohammed, a 20-year-old Bolder Boulder newcomer, took the lead shortly after the four-mile mark and held on to win the Memorial Day 10-kilometer race comfortably in 33 minutes, 58.79 seconds.

Merima Mohammed, of Ethiopia, at left, won the Bolder Boulder elite women's race today. (Paul Aiken / Daily Camera)
As she ran into Folsom Field, the first elite runner of the day to finish, the stadium roared and small pockets of fans shook red, yellow and green flags to show their support for Team Ethiopia. Mohammed is the fourth Ethiopian female to win the race in the last five years.

“She's so happy,” a translator said for Mohammed. “She  said (her strategy was) to win, first, but next time do more and win more. Her teammate Amane Gobena finished second in 34:08.39. Read more from Daily Camera »

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