Ethiopia’s Tilahun Abebaw Nigussie took the top honors at the 26th edition of the Sao Paulo Marathon that was held on Sunday (10) in Sau Pauko, Brazil.
the 26-year-old who was making his debut at the race broke away from the leading group at the 30km mark and surged ahead to cut the tape in a time of 2:18 04.
“It was a good race, but after half the course, all the athletes in the field felt tired and the weather. There were also passages through the tunnels and that demanded more from everyone. But I’m happy with the result,” said Nigussie.
Nigussie was followed by his compatriot, Asefa Legesse Bekele who crossed the line in second place with a time of 2:19.16 with the Bernard Kipsang Chumba from Kenya forced to settle in third with a time 2:47.29.
Eritrea’s Petro Mamu Shaku and Giovani dos Santos came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of I), 2:20.32 and 2:20.58 respectively.
- Tilahun Abebaw Nigussie (ETH) 2:18.04
- Asefa Legesse Bekele (ETH) 2:19.16
- Bernard Kipsang Chumba (KEN) 2:20.29
- Petro Mamu Shaku (ERI) 2:20.32
- Giovani dos Santos (BRA) 2:20.58