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Ethiopian athletes win Yinchuan International marathon

IANS  |  Yinchuan (China) 

Ethiopian runners and Melesu Birhano clinched the men's and women's titles respectively of the 2018 Yinchuan International Marathon here on Sunday.

In the men's full marathon race, 23-year-old Weyesa seized victory in 2 hours 21 minutes and 15 seconds, while his compatriot snatched the women's title in 2:44:48.

This year's race attracted more than 23,000 athletes from countries and regions including China, South Korea, and

The first Yinchuan International Marathon was held in May 2017, attracting 20,000 runners from 41 countries and regions.

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First Published: Sun, May 20 2018. 19:28 IST
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