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Oromian Runners Shatter Marathon Race Records

Posted: Onkoloolessa/October 21, 2013 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com | Comments (3)

Photo: Oromo fans showed support to Oromian athlete Deressa Chimsa as he completed the fastest marathon run in Canada (Photo: Lagatafo Studio)

Photo: Oromo fans showed support to Oromian athlete Deressa Chimsa as he completed the fastest marathon run in Canada (Photo: Lagatafo Studio)

(IAAF.org) – Almost perfect weather conditions and perhaps the deepest world-class field ever assembled on Canadian soil led to a course and Canadian all-comers’ record in Sunday’s (20) Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.

In the end it was pre-race favourite and 2012 World Half Marathon silver medallist Deressa Chimsa who prevailed, crossing the line in 2:07:05 to beat the former record by 53 seconds.

The 26-year-old always looked fluid, even as the eight-man pack – which passed halfway in 1:03:15 – began to disintegrate. Under clear skies and with temperatures hovering around 10°C, there was early optimism for a fast time.

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(IAAF.org) – After a 27-year wait, the 33rd Beijing International Marathon finally produced a course record as Tadese Tola won the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:07:16 on Sunday (20), while Zhang Yingying made a strong return to win the women’s race.

Back in 1986 in the Chinese capital, Japan’s Taisuke Kodama clocked 2:07:35, a result that was equalled two years later by Abebe Mekonnen in 1988. But today, Tola finally broke that mark after a fabulous sprint finish.

The weather was almost perfect for a Marathon with clear skies, minimal wind and a temperature a little over 10°C. The men’s race began with a fast pace from the start as 5km was reached within 15 minutes with a big lead group of around 15 runners together.

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  1. Faris Ali Jima

    Oct 21, 13 at 3:14 am

    The Oromo Runers Shuter The Record In Canada & China!! Conguratulations Oromo Atheltics!!

  2. daa

    Oct 21, 13 at 5:38 am

    And another winner at Hawasa Ethiopia also another winner in Haile G/Sillassie run. Great achievemnet

  3. Ijoolee Oromoo

    Oct 22, 13 at 1:56 am

    Yaa Rabbii simaagan Gofittaa kiyyaa Issiin Ethioipa jedhanif worraatin westerin jedhamman kuuniin ossoo gadiqabanu Ciminaa illiimaan issiitin Adunyaa iraatii bekamitee kkkkk kunuu inijifano Tokko jabadhaa wolibira dhabadha xiqaafi gudadhan wayee Oromummaa iraatii woliraatii du’aa jabadha. Athletota tenaan isiinii biraa jiraa womaa maranu jabadha issiiniin jeenaa GLTM!!!!!.