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Adola, Gebreslase win in Berlin Marathon 2021

Ethiopian athletes dominate men’s, women’s events

Selcuk Bugra Gokalp   | 26.09.2021
Adola, Gebreslase win in Berlin Marathon 2021 File Photo - Runners compete in the 46th BMW Berlin Marathon on September 29, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. ( Abdülhamid Hoşbaş - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

Ethiopia’s Guye Adola and Gotytom Gebreslase won the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the 2021 Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

Adola bagged the men's title in 2:05:45, while Bethwel Yegon of Kenya placed second with 2:06:14 and another Ethiopian athlete Kenenisa Bekele took the third spot in 2:06:47.

In the women's event, Gebreslase finished in the first place in 2:20:09, while Ethiopian athletes Hiwot Gebrekidan took the second spot in 2:21:23 and Helen Tola placed third in 2:23:05.

Berlin Marathon, part of the World Athletics platinum label road races, is a marathon event held annually on the streets of Berlin, Germany on the last weekend of September.

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