Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ethiopians dominate Ottawa Race Weekend marathon

(May 26, 2013, (CBC))--Ethiopians dominated the Ottawa Race Weekend marathon on Sunday morning, with Tariku Jufar and Yeshi Esayias claiming the top spots for men and women.

More than 6,000 people signed up to run the full marathon on Sunday, which sold out in March. (Kamil Kramali/CBC)
Jufar clocked in at 2:08:04, shaving 67 seconds off the record established last year by Kenyan Laban Moiben, who came in sixth place this year with a time of 2:11:44. Esayias clocked in at 2:25:30.

The first Canadian man to cross the line was Vancouver's Rob Watson, 29, in 10th place with a time of 2:18:33, and the first Canadian woman was 41-year-old Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Thornhill, Ont., in eighth place at 2:33:10. Read more from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) »

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