Athletics: Ethiopians sweep Jerusalem Half Marathon

Naile Admasu is the overall men's winner, finishing 21.1-km route in 1 hour 9 minutes 24 seconds; Dagne Kalkidan wins the women's event.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 20, 2007 00:18
Athletics: Ethiopians sweep Jerusalem Half Marathon

Naile Admasu 298.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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Naile Admasu was the overall men's winner at the 15th Jerusalem Half Marathon that raced through the streets of the capital on Monday. Admasu, from Ethiopia, finished the 21.1-kilometer route in 1 hour 9 minutes 24 seconds. Asaf Bimro came in second overall and first among Israelis by crossing the finish line in 1:10:18. Dagne Kalkidan, also from Ethiopia, won the women's event in 1:19:12, followed 75 seconds later by Tiberias marathon winner Nili Abramski. Approximately 2,000 runners participated in the half marathon and a 10km race.

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