Ethiopian runners win SCO Kunming International Marathon

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First-placed Dereje Debele Tulu (C), second placed Tela Hogos Gebremeskel (L) and third-placed Urga Ararisa Negewo, all from Ethiopia, pose on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the 2019 Kunming Marathon in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 1, 2019. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

KUNMING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) — Ethiopian runners swept the titles in both men’s and women’s events at the 2019 SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Kunming International Marathon in southwest China’s Yunnan province on Sunday.

Dereje Debele Tulu from Ethiopia won the men’s full marathon race in 2:13:18, while his compatriot Mulu Seboka Seyfu triumphed in the women’s category in 2:32:54, both smashing the competition’s records.

Ethiopian athletes rounded up the top three in the men’s category.

About 20,000 runners from 35 countries and regions took part in the event, which featured marathon, half-marathon and family run, according to the organizing committee.

The annual SCO Kunming International Marathon was inaugurated in 2016 by the SCO Secretariat and the Yunnan provincial government. The competition was awarded a Road Race Bronze Label by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in July.

Ethiopia’s Dereje Debele Tulu celebrates as he sprints to the finish line during the 2019 Kunming Marathon in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 1, 2019. Dereje Debele Tulu won the first place of the event. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

3 Responses to Ethiopian runners win SCO Kunming International Marathon

  1. The title should have been- ‘Oromo runners…’

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    Myt
    December 2, 2019 at 1:50 am
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  2. yes they all are oromos

    the title should be Oromo runners . Amhara elites are disasters for us.They brought distruction, jenocide, superstition , poverty etc

    Viva Oromia
    victory of Oromo

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    vivaoromo
    December 2, 2019 at 7:13 am
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  3. Thank you for making us all irrespective of ethnicity madly proud!!! I am ecstatically proud that these young sons and daughters of ours have followed in the footsteps of those eternal patriots Abebe, Wolde, Yifter the Shifter, Haile, Bekele, Derartu, Fatuma, the Dibaba Sisters in bringing the hardware and fame home!!! 1-2-3? You can’t beat that!!!! You all belong to all from that gem of the colored!!!!

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    Ittu Aba Farda
    December 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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