Ethiopian Athletes Begin 2017 With Dominance After Winning Men and Women’s Division of Xiamen Marathon

Lemi Berhanu and Meseret Mengistu led podium sweeps for Ethiopia at the Xiamen International Marathon on Monday, the first IAAF Gold Label Road Race of 2017.

Berhanu, the reigning Boston Marathon champion, lived up to expectations as the fastest entrant, prevailing in 2:08:27 in the men’s contest. Mengistu, 26, won the women’s contest in 2:25:58.

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Source: IAAF

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