Ethiopian runners sweep PZU Warsaw Marathon

Warsaw Marathon Ethiopian runners

Ethiopian runner Dadi Yami Gemeda outsprinted a countryman to win the 41st PZU Warsaw Marathon, one of two marathons that are held in the Polish capital every year.

Gemeda clocked a time of 2:11.39 to beat an international field of almost 5,000 competitors in sunny weather on Sunday.

Chalachew Asmamaw Tiruneh finished second, with a time of 2:11.54, and Endale Abeyneh Belachew rounded out the Ethiopian podium sweep, with 2:15.10.

Dariusz Nożyński was the fastest Pole, clocking in at 2:24.52 to finish eighth overall.

Meanwhile, Kenya’s Rebecca Jepchirchir Korir was the fastest woman, finishing in 2:29.04, ahead of countrywoman Eunice Muchiri with 2:33.24, and Ethiopia’s Aberu Ayana Mulisa with 2:37.07.

Joanna Dorociak was the fastest Polish woman, finishing in 2:59.16.

A total of 97 runners broke the 3-hour mark.

Two large marathons are held on the streets of Warsaw every year, one sponsored by fuel giant Orlen in April and another named after state insurance company PZU in September. Published by ” Polskie Radio ” 

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