Three go sub-60, as Ethiopia sweep titles in Delhi Half Marathon
Deriba Merga and Aselefech Mergia made it a sweep for Ethiopia in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
In pleasant, but hazy weather conditions over a flat course, both clocked personal best times. Merga timed a world season lead equalling 59:15 while Aselefech had a 68:17 run to win the women’s race. Both were course records by long margins, bettering the 60:43 set by Rwanda's Dieudonne Disi and 70:30 clocked by Ethiopia's Deriba Alemu last year.
Over 25,000 participants lined up at Vinay Marg on Sunday morning to compete in the main half marathon event as well as the shorter Delhi Great Run. Political and film personalities apart from veteran sportspersons joined the occasion to pep up the runners.
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