Ethiopia’s Gotytom Gebreslase Wins World Women’s Marathon

Ethiopian marathoner, Gotytom Gebreslase has won the women’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Gebreslase won the 2021 Berlin Marathon on her debut and finished third in this year’s Tokyo Marathon. 

She found her rhythm with 2km to go, winning in a championships record of 2hr 18mins 11secs. 

Kenya’s Judith Jeptum Korir came second and won the silver medal in a personal best of 2:18:20 while her compatriot, Lonah Chemtai Salpeter came third.

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“Tola’s win yesterday motivated me a lot today,” Gebreslase said. “I did not know I was the first Ethiopian woman to win (the world title since 2015). 

“I plan to prepare well and defend my title in Budapest” at next year’s world championships. 

Korir said the Ethiopians took it rather slowly with her and that proved bothersome.

“It bothered me a bit the fact that she (Gebreslase) did not want to pace with me.” 

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