On Nov 6, 2022

Addis Ababa, November 6, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopian athletes dominated Sunday’s 27th edition of the Soweto Marathon by winning men’s and women’s races.

Over 20,000 runners took part in this year’s edition of the People’s Race.

Ethiopia’s Dhaba Ifa Debele finished the 42km race first in 2:18:58 followed by fellow countryman Gadisa Bekele Gutama – who finished second in 2:19:27.

In the women’s marathon, Ethiopia’s Chaltu Bedo Negashu led the race with a 2:40:56, finish followed by fellow compatriots Amelework Fikadu Bosho (2:43:14) and Tinebebe Nebiyu Ali (2:44:32) who were second and third respectively.

Runners from Ethiopia, Lesotho, and Kenya have dominated the township race for years.

This year’s marathon traced some of the township’s most historic routes.

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