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Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay Adhane wins 2008 Macau Marathon Print E-mail

081207maratona.jpgMacau, China, 7 Dec - Ethiopian runner Yemane Tsegay Adhane today won the 2008 edition of the men's marathon in Macau with a time of 02:15:06, followed by Kenyan Cyrian Kiogara Hwobi, six seconds later.

Third place went to Ukrainian Mykhail Iveruk with a time of 02:16:49.

In the women's marathon, China's Lili Yuan won with a time of 02:36:40, followed by Koreans Yong Ok Jong and Kum OK Kim with times of 02:36:52 and 02:36:55, respectively.

The 2007 men's marathon was won by North Korea's Ri Kum Song with a time of 02:17:39 and the women's marathon was also won by a North Korean runner, Pyo Un Suk, with a time of 02:38:27.

Around 3,000 athletes took part in the marathon, which was organised by the Macau Sport Development Board and the Macau Athletic Association.



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