Gotytom Gebreslase wins the world women’s marathon

Athletics World Championships: Gotitum Gebresles wins world women’s marathon – Ethiopian Gotitum Gebresles survives two-way battle with Kenya’s Judith Korir to win…

Athletics World Championships: Gotitom Gebreles wins world women’s marathon Ethiopian Gotitum Gebresles survived a two-way battle with Kenya’s Judith Korir to win the women’s world marathon title in a championship-record time of 2:18:11 on Monday. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates

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Athletics World Championships: Ethiopia’s Gotitum Gebresles wins world women’s marathon

Gebreslej went about two kilometers to go and gave Korir no chance in the final stretch, smashing Briton Paula Radcliffe’s previous mark of 2:20:57 in 2005.

Israeli Lonah Salpeter squandered a chance for third place on the podium after Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh fell from the lead pack with less than 10 kilometers to go.

Gebresles won the world marathon title in a championship-record time
Gebresles won the world marathon title in a championship-record time

Kenya’s Ruth Chepongetich, who won three years ago, dropped out around the 18-kilometre mark with a stomach problem, as runners struggled in sunny but pristine conditions, with temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10C).

Athletics World Championships: Ethiopia’s Gotitum Gebresles wins world women’s marathon

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