Ethiopian runners have broken the world record after sweeping both men’s and women’s Boston Marathon titles.
In the men’s race, Lemi Berhanu Hayle broke away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa over the final mile to claim his first marathon title and complete the first sweep for Ethiopian runners in the Boston Marathon according to CNN report.
Lemi Berhanu Hayle 2:12:45, Lelisa Desisa 2:13:32 and Yemane Adhane Tsegay 2:14:02 scooped the top three #Boston Marathon titles.
Atsede Baysa came from behind to win her division in 2:29:19 in the women category.
Ethiopia dominated in the men category with Lemi Berhanu Hayle 2:12:45, Lelisa Desisa 2:13:32,Yemane Adhane Tsegay 2:14:02 in the #Boston Marathon top three.
African women athletes dominated in their category with Atsede Baysa ,Tirfi Tsegaye in first and second spot respectively while kenyan Joyce Chepkirui came third.
It’s the first time Ethiopia has swept the men’s and women’s titles in this historic event, the world’s oldest annual marathon.
Runners from the same country hadn’t won both the women’s and men’s crowns since Kenya’s Sharon Cherop and Wesley Korir in 2012 according to USA TODAY .
Source: All Africa
Image: Boston Marathon