26 February 2013

Kenya: Salomon Busiendich Shakes Off Rivals to Dominate Sevilla Race

Kenya' Salomon Busiendich clocked 2h10:14 top win the 29th edition of the Sevilla Marathon over the weekend.

Busiendich led the African pack of 10 top runners for the better part of the race before changing gears at the 30km point to romp home top at the Olympic Stadium that hosted the Athletics World Championship in 1999. Salomon was within the sub 2h08 until the 40km but he couldn't keep the pace in the last two kilometres.

Eritrean Yared Dagnaw Sharew finished second in 2h12:37 while Kenyan Emmanuel Samal completed the podium in 2h13:10. Spanish Javier Diaz Carretero, was 7th in 2h15:34.

Ethiopia's Ehite Bizuayehu) won women's race in 2:29:52, her personal best and her first victory in the 42-km event. She was the fastest woman from the half marathon (1h14) and ran alone the final kilometers. Two more Ethiopians, Megersa Megertu Tafa and Wudnesh Nega, were second and third, respectively with a two minutes gap. The first Spanish was Estela Navascues was fourth in 2h37:14.

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