Ethiopia's Gebreslase wins world women's marathon

By: AFP
Published: 09:02 PM, 18 Jul, 2022
Ethiopia's Gebreslase wins world women's marathon
Caption: Gotytom Gebreslase of Team Ethiopia reacts as she wins gold in the Women's Marathon on day four of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field.
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Ethiopia's Gotytom Gebreslase cut loose in the latter stages to claim gold in the women's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Monday.

Gebreslase, who won the 2021 Berlin Marathon on her debut and finished third in this year’s Tokyo Marathon, kicked with 2km to go, winning in a championships record of 2hr 18min 11sec.

Judith Jeptum Korir of Kenya claimed silver in a personal best of 2:18.20.

Kenyan-born Israeli Lonah Chemtai Salpeter claimed bronze in 2:20.18.

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