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Letebrhan Gebreslasea wins Izmir Marathon

Ethiopia’s Letebrhan Haylay Gebreslasea improved on her ranking at the 3rd edition of the İzmir Marathon that was held on Sunday (16) in Izmir, Turkey.

Gebreslasea who came with a personal best of 2:24.47 that she got at the 2018 Yellow River Marathon, where she took the honors, came to this race with a mission to turn tables around after taking the silver medal last year.

The 31 year-old put her energy and focus on the pole position from the start of the gun as she fought off with the two Kenyans; Lilian Chemweno and Helen Jepkurgat who gave her a hard time at the start of the race but she gained momentum leaving the two at the 25km mark gasping for air as she forged ahead on a solo mission failing to catch the race record but managing to cut the tape in 2:27.35.

Chemweno came home almost three minutes later when she crossed the line in a time of 2:28.18 with Jepkurgat closing the podium three finishes in 2:30.54.

Aydınlı Derya Kaya was the first Turkey to cross the line placed eighth in a time of 3:04.29.



  1. Letebrhan Gebreslasea    (ETH) 2:27.35
  2. Lilian Chemweno              (KEN) 2:28.18
  3. Helen Jepkurgat                 (KEN) 2:20.54