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Ethiopia’s Chalu Deso Gelmisa claims Paris marathon win

Addis Ababa, April 4, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopian Chalu Deso Gelmisa produced a burst of speed in the final stretch to claim the biggest title of his career with victory in the Paris marathon in cold conditions on Sunday.

Chalu covered the 42.195 kilometers in two hours five minutes and seven seconds – 14 seconds outside his personal best – as he finished ahead of 2021 Chicago marathon winner and compatriot Seifu Tura.

Seifu finished three seconds behind the 24-year-old Gelmisa, whose previous title came at the Porto marathon in 2019.

In Woemen’s race Ethiopians Fantu Jimma and Besu Sado were second and third respectively, more than three minutes off the pace.

Furthermore, Ethiopia’s Shiferaw Tamru won the men’s first place in the elite event of the 2022 Daegu International Marathon. The Ethiopian Runner Haftu Teklu also won the Barcelona Half Marathon.

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