Ethiopians set new records at Tet Riga Marathon

Added On May 21, 2019

 According to organizers, Ethiopian runners have not only won this year's Tet Riga Marathon, but also smashed previous records in the process.

The marathon took place in the Latvian capital on Saturday and Sunday.
Ethiopian runner Andulaem Belay Shiferaw won the men's race at two hours, eight minutes and 51 seconds, besting the previous course record of 2:11:00. Two Kenyan athletes finished second and third respectively.
The women's podium finishes are all Ethiopian nationals. Birke Debele crossed the finish line in 2:26:18, a new course record for women.
The Tet Riga Marathon, which for the first year boasts the IAAF Gold Label certificate, drew over 38,000 participants from 82 countries and regions.