Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ethiopia's Legese wins Berlin half marathon

(Mar 29, 2015, (Berlin))--Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese won the Berlin half marathon on Sunday as African runners dominated the top ten finishers in the men's race.

Ethiopia's Legese (R) crosses the finish line just ahead of Kenya's Kogei. Photo: APF
Legese came home in a winning time of 59 minutes 45 seconds, having held off the challenge of Kenya's David Kogei, who finished just a second behind, and fellow Kenyan Abraham Cheroben, who crossed the line three seconds back in third.

In the women's race, Kenya's Cynthia Chepchirchir Kosgei won in one hour, 10 minutes and 52 seconds with compatriot Elizeba Cherono second at four seconds back and Sweden's Isabellah Andersson in third at 39 seconds back. Read more from The Local (Germany) »

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