Ethiopia’s Tariku Alemitu made her debut by winning the tenth edition of the Trento Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Piazza Duomo, Italy.
Alemitu battled with two Kenyans Judith Cherono and Janeth Kisa but overpowered them to claim victory in 1:08.50. she was followed by Cherono who clocked 11:09.05 with Kisa closing the first three podium finishes in 1:09.31
Ethiopia’s Chimdessa Debale Gudeta crashed the course record at the tenth edition of the Trento Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Piazza Duomo, Italy.
The 18 year-old pulled away from his fierce competitor, Joshua Belet and made the decisive kick to leave the Kenyan gasping for more air cutting the tape in a new course record of 1:00.15. Gudeta cut off 57 seconds of the previous record that had been set in 2019.
Belet who came to this race with a personal best of 1:10.11 that he got at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Half-Marathon in 2019, was forced to settle in second position in a new personal best of 1:01.37.
Aymanot Alew from Ethiopia closed the first three podium finishes in 1:01.57.
Two time world 5000m champion, Muktar Edris won the 74th edition Giro al Sas 10km race that was held on Saturday (2) along the streets of the historic center of Trento, Italy.
Edris won the fourth title with a sprint finish ahead of his fellow country-mate, Yassin Hajis, when he crossed the line in 28:14. Yunis was forced to settle in second place two seconds later. Uganda’s Hosea Kiplangat closed the first three podium finishes in 28:20.
The Ethiopian who has participated in this eight times was rewarded with Fabio Giacomelli Memorial award for the most presence at the race. Others who have been given this award include Antonio Ambu who raced their seven times and Kenya Edwin Soi who has raced their five consecutive times (2009 to 2013).
Rogers Kibet and Charles Mneria both from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in 28:27 and 29:07 respectively.