Ethiopian athletes win men and women’s category of the 2019 Tokyo Marathon


Kwao Saa

Ethiopian runners have dominated the Tokyo annual Marathon with wins in both the men and women’s races.

Birhanu Legesse won the men’s category at the Tokyo Marathon with a time of 2:04:48. Kenyan Bedan Karoki came in second place with a time of 2:06:48.

In the women’s category, Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga came in first place with a time of 2:20:40. Helen Tola, another Ethiopian runner, finished second place. Ruti also won second place during last year’s Tokyo Marathon.

The Tokyo Marathon is the biggest running competition in Japan and it brings together some of the best runners in the world. [……] CONTINUE READING